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Hosting infrastructure change: Testing phase

From: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:16:09 -0500
Message-Id: <406E7C53-EC7F-41DD-9B94-2964E1FBADE7@w3.org>
To: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>, List Team Webplatform Admin <team-webplatform-admin@w3.org>
Hi all,

I am currently working on migrating our hosting infrastructure to a new provider, and it is now time to start testing the new system.

While the migration is not yet complete, you can currently step through the new live site. We've duplicated the site content from a database snapshot from two weeks ago; once we've verified the functionality of the site, we'll copy over the live snapshot. Notably, images and file uploads are not yet working, but that will be solved soon.

We're asking you to help test the site now, for the next week. You should be able to log in, to edit the content, search, create new pages, and do everything you can do with the regular site. The new resources are currently indicated by a "2" in the subdomain name, e.g. "docs2.webplatform.org".

If all goes well, we plan to completely move to our new host (DreamHost) on Wednesday of next week, when we'll switch to the proper subdomain names (e.g. "www" and "docs" instead of "www2" and "docs2").

The new hosting environment should offer some improvements, including faster page loads and improved site stability. In the short term, there may be some glitches while we manage the migration, but those should be solved fairly quickly.


* All content changes to the new site will be lost when we finalize the migration! Do not add anything that you don't want to lose.
* We are still working heavily on the new set of servers, so if you encounter problems, please note the time and check with me (renoirb) on IRC or email to see if this was an expected outage.

Some other known issues are:
* Images and file uploads in ‘http://docs2.webplatform.org’ subdomain, they are not migrated yet
* While following links, you might get redirected to the production site. Just add a 2 back, and you should be fine.


* Migrating MediaWiki file uploads
* Backup bot server
* Finishing migration according to ‘Status table’ (below), some underlying services has to be finished before enabling them


I you want to test if a given page is working on the new server. You can use some full links provided below (‘URLs’ list) or browse by yourself.

To test, it is quite easy, just add ‘2’ to the address.

For example, to test the blog application on a given page:


Add ‘2’ to the sub-domain, like this:


Provided that the domain has been migrated, refer to ‘Migration status’ table below.

It is normal that you get off from the testing server, when you do not see the ‘2’ in the sub domain name, just add it back.

If you find any problems, please contact me, and file a bug if it's a complex error.

done |   original                 | testing hostname
x    |   www.webplatform.org      | www2.webplatform.org
x    |   docs.webplatform.org     | docs2.webplatform.org 
x    |   preview.webplatform.org  | preview2.webplatform.org
x    |   result.webplatform.org   | result2.webplatform.org
x    |   code.webplatform.org     | code2.webplatform.org
     |   talk.webplatform.org     | talk2.webplatform.org
x    |   monitor.webplatform.org  | monitor2.webplatform.org
x    |   blog.webplatform.org     | blog2.webplatform.org
x    |   tracking.webplatform.org | tracking2.webplatform.org
x    |   project.webplatform.org  | project2.webplatform.org

* http://blog2.webplatform.org/2013/11/gusty-doc-sprint-at-uw-in-seattle/
* http://blog2.webplatform.org/
* http://blog2.webplatform.org/2013/01/documenting-the-future-css-regions/
* http://blog2.webplatform.org/author/julee/
* http://blog2.webplatform.org/2012/10/spreading-the-news/
* http://monitor2.webplatform.org/ganglia/
* http://tracking2.webplatform.org/
* http://project2.webplatform.org/analytics
* http://project2.webplatform.org/dabblet
* http://docs2.webplatform.org/wiki/concepts/general_programming
* http://docs2.webplatform.org/wiki/tutorials/javascript_functions
* http://docs2.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Community  (Image error is normal at the moment)
* http://code2.webplatform.org/
* http://code2.webplatform.org/gist/7784783
* http://code2.webplatform.org/help/index.html
* http://www2.webplatform.org/stewards/w3c/
* http://www2.webplatform.org/stewards/
* http://docs2.webplatform.org/w/index.php?search=display
* http://docs2.webplatform.org/w/index.php?search=font-size


Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
W3C  |  Web Platform Project

http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪  @renoirb

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