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[COMPLETE] Downtime 9-10 August

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:00 pm
by JTN
Most services will be unavailable for several hours on the night of 9 August, as the server hosting them is being moved to a new datacentre. Our hosts will conduct the move itself between 2030 UTC (2230 CEST) on Wed 9 August to 0400 UTC (0600 CEST) on Thu 10 August. We will be shutting down the server before the move, and I at least won't be awake to supervise at 0400, so it's best to treat the vulnerable period as being between 1900-1000 UTC.

Affected services (which will be entirely unavailable) include:
  • the Web version of Freeciv at
  • the metaserver for the standalone version,
  • the main website and download server, and (the standalone version can still be downloaded from the Sourceforge mirror)
  • the file server used by the freeciv-modpack/mp tool,
  • this forum,
The wiki, mailing lists, code hosting on Github, and bug tracker will not be affected.

It's possible that services will appear to return much earlier than the times above would indicate. If they're up after 0400 UTC (the end of our host's advertised moving period) then probably they'll stay up, but it would be better not to rely on this for anything critical before one of us has had a chance to have a look.

If it all goes horribly wrong, I'll post status updates on @freeciv twitter.

Re: Downtime 9-10 August

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:02 am
by JTN
Looks like everything came back by itself shortly after 0100 UT, and our hosts confirm that their work is complete.