Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of squeeze-wheezy-mosh-upgrade


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Nov 9, 2013, 9:43:01 AM (6 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    44The support team is planning the upgrade of our servers from Debian 6 to Debian 7, which has important implications for member web sites. The people responsible for maintaining MF/PL member sites should ensure that your web software will be compatible with PHP 5.4. Failure to ensure compatibility may result in your web site failing to work properly.
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    6 This wiki page documents the schedule for upgrading our MOSH servers from squeeze to wheezy and the communications we plan to have with members regarding this transition. You may also be interested in [wiki:support-team/wheezy-upgrade-tech-notes our technical notes] of the upgrade process. We also have a [wiki:support-team/wheezy-upgrade-communications communications page with our drafted email notifications].
     6This wiki page documents the information members need to know, including the schedule for upgrading our MOSH servers from squeeze to wheezy and the communications we plan to have with members regarding this transition. You may also be interested in [wiki:support-team/wheezy-upgrade-tech-notes our technical notes] of the upgrade process. We also have a [wiki:support-team/wheezy-upgrade-communications communications page with our drafted email notifications].
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     8== What do I need to do to prepare for the upgrade? ==
     9
     10The most significant change during this upgrade is the change from PHP version 5.3 to PHP 5.4. PHP is a programming language used by many programs that run web sites, such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Older versions of these programs may not work properly under the newer version of PHP. If you are running Drupal, WordPress, Joomla or any web application that is running under PHP and you are not sure if you are running a compatible version, please check-in with your technical advisories or post a [/newticket tiket on our support system] to ask us to investigate and offer advice.
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     12We expect Drupal sites running Drupal 5 or earlier and Joomla sites running 1.5 or earlier to break after this upgrade. Please take this time to upgrade your sites to a more recent version prior to the upgrade.
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     14In addition, if you are running Drupal 6, you must ensure that all your third party modules are upgraded to the most recent versions (more details to follow).
     15
     16== Why are you making this change? ==
     17
     18The security of our shared servers depends on running software that is being actively maintained and patched when security flaws are discovered. If just one site is insecure, then all members on that server become vulnerable. We regularly experience problems (slow downs on servers, blocked email) that are caused by members running old versions of web software. We fully recognize that upgrading web applications is time consuming and expensive. However, we also know that this process is a necessary one in order to preserve both the security of your site as well as the over-all security of our organization.
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    820== Communications and Upgrade Calendar ==
     
    1224 * Upgrade Rose (Note: rose was chosen without proper notice to members - it was chosen because it has no Drupal 5 or earlier versions and we expected a smooth upgrade while still getting important feedback on the process that can be applied to future upgrades). DONE!
    1325 * Figure out calendar of which MOSH'es are upgraded when DONE!
    14  * Send Lowdown and Service Advisory announcing when each MOSH will be upgraded
    15  * Send direct email to each member with a hosting order on malcolm with the announcement (since this is first major server with less notice)
    1626 * Write script to detect members that are running a version of Drupal that is 5 or below. See #8010
     27
     28'''Week of Saturday, November 9, 2013'''
    1729 * Send direct email to each member with a Drupal 5 or below hosting order letting them know that their web site will break, offer to move them to a MOSH that will hold old Drupals
     30 * Send Lowdown and Service Advisory announcing that we are planning this upgrade, with schedule
    1831
    19 '''Week of Saturday, November 23, 2013'''
    20  * Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people that malcolm is being upgraded next week, and repeating schedule
    21  * Send email to specific members on malcolm reminding them that the upgrade is taking place.
     32'''Week of Saturday, December 7, 2013'''
     33 * Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people that malcolm is being upgraded next month, and repeating schedule
    2234 
    23 '''Week of Saturday, December 7, 2013'''
    24  * Upgrade malcolm (Note: malcolm was chosen because it is an old server running many old versions of web applications. By upgrading malcolm, we expect to get critical feedback on the process that can be applied to future upgrades).
    25  
    26 '''Week of Saturday, December 14, 2014'''
    27  * Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people of January upgrade, repeating schedule
     35'''Friday, January 3, 2013'''
     36 * Send Lowdown reminder about malcolm being upgrade, repeat upgrade schedule
    2837
    2938'''Week of Saturday, January 4, 2014'''
    30  * Upgrade MOSH's according to schedule (see below)
     39 * Upgrade malcolm
    3140
    3241'''Week of Saturday, January 18, 2014'''
     
    3645 * Upgrade MOSH's according to schedule (see below)
    3746
     47'''Week of Saturday, February 15, 2014'''
     48 * Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people of March upgrade, repeating schedule
     49
     50'''Week of Saturday, March 1, 2014'''
     51 * Upgrade MOSH's according to schedule (see below)
     52
    3853== MOSH upgrade schedule ==
    3954
    4055'''Saturday November 2, 2013'''
    41         * rose
    42 
    43 '''Saturday December 7, 2013'''
    44         * malcolm
     56 * rose
    4557
    4658'''Saturday, January 4, 2014'''
    47         * albizu
    48         * annapurna
    49         * annette
    50         * barghouti
    51         * binh
    52         * boggs
    53         * brown
    54         * buffy
    55         * chavez
    56         * clara
    57         * colin
    58         * daza
    59         * debs
    60         * didier
    61         * dorothy
    62         * eagle
    63         * foucault
    64         * gaspar
    65         * goldman
    66         * hammer
    67         * julia
    68         * june
    69         * kahlo
    70         * kerr
    71         * kinoy
     59 * malcolm
    7260
    7361'''Saturday, February 1, 2014'''
    74         * lucy
    75         * lumumba
    76         * magon 
    77         * mandela
    78         * marx
    79         * menchu
    80         * molina
    81         * proudhon
    82         * rivera
    83         * rodolpho
    84         * roe
    85         * rose
    86         * rushdie
    87         * slaapbeen
    88         * sojourner
    89         * stokely
    90         * stone
    91         * stoney
    92         * tresca
    93         * viewsic
    94         * wolf
    95         * yippie
    96         * yser
     62 * albizu
     63 * annapurna
     64 * annette
     65 * barghouti
     66 * binh
     67 * boggs
     68 * brown
     69 * buffy
     70 * chavez
     71 * clara
     72 * colin
     73 * daza
     74 * debs
     75 * didier
     76 * dorothy
     77 * eagle
     78 * foucault
     79 * gaspar
     80 * goldman
     81 * hammer
     82 * julia
     83 * june
     84 * kahlo
     85 * kerr
     86 * kinoy
     87
     88'''Saturday, March 1, 2014'''
     89 * jones
     90 * lucy
     91 * lumumba
     92 * magon 
     93 * mandela
     94 * marx
     95 * menchu
     96 * molina
     97 * proudhon
     98 * rivera
     99 * rodolpho
     100 * roe
     101 * rose
     102 * rushdie
     103 * slaapbeen
     104 * sojourner
     105 * stokely
     106 * stone
     107 * stoney
     108 * tresca
     109 * viewsic
     110 * wolf
     111 * yippie
     112 * yser
    97113
    98114'''Special cases'''
    99         * jones: March 2014 (Union Web Services dedicated MOSH)
    100         * hashmi: August 2014  (Cesspool MOSH for moved Drupal sites)
     115 * hashmi: August 2014  (Cesspool MOSH for moved Drupal sites)
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