wiki:squeeze-wheezy-mosh-upgrade

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Upgrade MOSHES from Squeeze to Wheezy

The 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.

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 our technical notes of the upgrade process. We also have a communications page with our drafted email notifications.

Communications and Upgrade Calendar

Week of Saturday November 2, 2013

  • 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!
  • Figure out calendar of which MOSH'es are upgraded when DONE!
  • Send Lowdown and Service Advisory announcing when each MOSH will be upgraded
  • Send direct email to each member with a hosting order on malcolm with the announcement (since this is first major server with less notice)
  • Write script to detect members that are running a version of Drupal that is 5 or below. See #8010
  • 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

Week of Saturday, November 23, 2013

  • Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people that malcolm is being upgraded next week, and repeating schedule
  • Send email to specific members on malcolm reminding them that the upgrade is taking place.

Week of Saturday, December 7, 2013

  • 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).

Week of Saturday, December 14, 2014

  • Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people of January upgrade, repeating schedule

Week of Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • Upgrade MOSH's according to schedule (see below)

Week of Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Send Lowdown Announcement reminding people of February upgrade, repeating schedule

Week of Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • Upgrade MOSH's according to schedule (see below)

MOSH upgrade schedule

Saturday November 2, 2013

  • rose

Saturday December 7, 2013

  • malcolm

Saturday, January 4, 2014

  • albizu
  • annapurna
  • annette
  • barghouti
  • binh
  • boggs
  • brown
  • buffy
  • chavez
  • clara
  • colin
  • daza
  • debs
  • didier
  • dorothy
  • eagle
  • foucault
  • gaspar
  • goldman
  • hammer
  • julia
  • june
  • kahlo
  • kerr
  • kinoy

Saturday, February 1, 2014

  • lucy
  • lumumba
  • magon
  • mandela
  • marx
  • menchu
  • molina
  • proudhon
  • rivera
  • rodolpho
  • roe
  • rose
  • rushdie
  • slaapbeen
  • sojourner
  • stokely
  • stone
  • stoney
  • tresca
  • viewsic
  • wolf
  • yippie
  • yser

Special cases

  • jones: March 2014 (Union Web Services dedicated MOSH)
  • hashmi: August 2014 (Cesspool MOSH for moved Drupal sites)