For the longest time — it's been enough years that I can't tell how many it's been — the old website had a "planned interventions" section with only one item: "website overhaul and better management of our users".
Well, that's taken care of!
Other than that, Stuff just Works, and I hope it'll last another decade.
I got alerts from mdadm this morning indicating, via a pretty terse DegradedArray message, that /dev/sda had died.
I want to praise OVH for how fast they fixed the issue. Within a few hours, the fault was confirmed, the hard drive physically replaced and as of this post, the RAID array is happily rebuilding.
Apart from the fact they had to reboot the server around 15:47, there were no other issues. But as usual, do yell at me if something seems missing or corrupted.
The latest Linux kernel was installed on hisoka, so the server was rebooted a bit less than an hour ago. If anything broke, you know who to yell at.
Hisoka was upgraded to Debian 9 (stretch) today. Apart from some touchy configuration (looking at you dovecot and mariadb) it went pretty well. The server was also rebooted to use the latest available Linux kernel, thus resetting our uptime after nearly 500 uneventful days.
As usual, if you notice some of your stuff is broken after this update, please holler at me and I'll fix it as soon as I can!
All virtual hosts on hisoka are now served exclusively over HTTPS, thanks to letsencrypt.org (please consider donating). Non-HTTPS request are automatically redirected to their secure URI, so this should have a minimal impact.
It's possible, however, that your site still might need special configuration to be compatible with HTTPS. Poke your favorite admin if it's the case, so we can fix it ASAP.
As usual, sorry for the inconvenience. It's for the greater good, this time!
― Zach Weinersmith