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Server OS and software updates
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:11:29 am »
I'm going to apply some OS updates and probably update some software versions today, July 19.  Expect little impact, hopefully just a quick reboot or two, but you never know.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 01:13:15 pm »
I've worked around but not yet understood or solved the problem that caused the earlier downtime.  Expect a little more disruption as I continue to investigate and try things.

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 02:01:06 pm »
I think we're good now.  The package update system replaced a symbolic link needed on startup with a new directory that of course didn't have the right contents, and the MySQL server startup script was hanging at boot time.  This was the first package update of MySQL since the DB moved to the SSD drives earlier this year.  Now I know.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 10:34:09 pm »
I'm planning to update the server's FreeBSD version some time during the day on Friday, January 14.  While I'm in, I'll probably update all software versions.  It's a minor version update so I don't anticipate any complications, but you never know.  Expect occasional down time at some point during the day, with the possibility of a longer outage if I run into any trouble.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 11:43:18 am »
Everything appears to have gone smoothly, should be back to normal now.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2022, 03:58:55 pm »
I did a quick reboot in the last few minutes (mid-afternoon 3/19) to bring in a couple recent security patches.  As far as I can tell, everything came back up normally.  Let me know if you notice anything that looks broken.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2022, 09:12:58 am »
I just made some security modifications, mostly restricting public reporting info, and applied the latest security patches to the server.  As far as I can tell, everything is operating normally, but let me know if you notice anything unusual.

I plan to update some versions of things next week, then do a major OS version update in mid-July.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2022, 10:39:34 pm »
I'm aiming for an OS version update on TM and METAL's server one day next week.  I'll try to give a few days notice when I set a time.  There would be a few short outages if all goes well, longer if problems arise.

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2022, 03:38:55 pm »
I am tentatively planning to start the OS update on Monday, 7/18, around 10 AM EDT.  The whole process should take an hour or two. If all goes well, you'll barely notice, with only some brief outages when I need to boot into a new kernel and restart various updated system services for software updates that will follow the OS update.  There's always the chance of complications and a more lengthy outage.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2022, 09:15:41 pm »
FreeBSD 13.1?
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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2022, 11:26:41 pm »
FreeBSD 13.1?

If all goes well, yes.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2022, 10:32:49 am »
Getting started now with the update to FreeBSD 13.1.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2022, 12:59:39 pm »
We're back up, though definitely some PHP configuration needed to get the main TM site running again.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2022, 01:55:35 pm »
Attempting to remedy by updating PHP from 7.2 to 7.4.  Forum's back.  HDX is back.  TM still won't load.

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Re: Server OS and software updates
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2022, 02:23:07 pm »
OK, I've got a workaround to the last weird PHP problem.  If everything else looks good, I'm going to go with it as a permanent solution.  Please try out all TM functionality you use and report anything that has broken.