Archive for October, 2005

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Nonado migrating from uml to xen

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Lo folks. After some consultation with bytemark, nonado will be moving from a uml (User Mode Linux) virtual machine to a Xen virtual machine. Xen is the new kid on the block for doing virtual machines, and is supposed to be the way forward. Bytemark contacted me yesterday to know if we wanted to migrate and see if that fixes some debugging issues we’ve been having. From the sounds of it, it looks like they’re going to be migrating everything to Xen over the next while if all the testing continues as it as done. I’ve been told it’ll require about 20 mins of downtime to switch, but i’ve no idea when this will be. I’ll try to keep here updated about it.

— diamond

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support.nonado.net online!

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

After some… well, hacking, it’s back online, and configured in a way that doesn’t make my eyes bleed, which i think is a positive thing. Please, play with it, poke it, file tickets etc, and we’ll see what works and what doesn’t.

— diamond

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Mailing list pages moved

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Well, not ‘moved’ exactly so much as now available from a simpler url. lists.nonado.net now brings you straight to the list info page of mailman. mailman.nonado.net also works, but is i’d encourage people to use the former as we may switch from mailman in the future.

— diamond

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support.nonado.net

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

I’ve been working on setting up request tracker at support.nonado.net. When setup, this will give a central point of contact for any issues, requests, suggestions as regards the adminning of nonado, and allow anyone who wants to help admin keep track of all the requests that have been entered. When finished, you’ll be able to either log in to the website, or email support at nonado.net which will automatically create a ticket (or keep track of one that you’re replying too). It’s all quite clever and stuff, it’s just being a right pita at the moment trying to balance security and memory usage. Anyway, i’ll update here when things are ready for more testing, rt is currently not in a usable state ,-)

— diamond

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Mission Statement (haha)

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

This blog is intended to keep people uptodate with the various admin activites on nonado. In order to break the monotony, we hope to avoid posting at regular intervals, to see if that helps.

— diamond