Server migration the coming Tuesday

The servers powering have been running for more than 3 years, and it’s time to move to new servers. The migration will start Tuesday November 27th at 10.00CET, and we expect to be done before noon. All services will be unavailable while we’re doing the migration.

We’re making some changes in how Gitorious runs on the new servers, most notably:

Apart from the potential speed improvements and stability provided by these changes in our underlying infrastructure will continue working like it does today after the upgrade. We will post reminders about the migration on our status site before we start, and post updates as the migration proceeds.


  • 10:40 CET: We have exported the database from the old database server, which has been shut down. We’re currently importing the database to the new database server.
  • 10:50 CET: The take has come to say goodbye to the old frontend server
  • 11:14 CET: We’ve imported the database and are currently running health checks on the new servers
  • 12:35 CET: A little behind our schedule, we’re just about ready to open up
  • 12:39 CET: And we’re back up


  1. Null
    Posted November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe your server OS is Ubuntu. Are you insane?

  2. Marius Mathiesen
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    @Null: Ubuntu has served us well over the last years, but the fact that we chose something else for the new servers must mean something :-)

  3. Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    very happy you guys moved to CentOS! When you talk of servers, you have to use redhat/centos… And now I will get more support around the web to use Gitorious on my servers! :)

  4. Posted November 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m curious why you guys are changing to CentOS, could you please post some more details about what kind of improvements are you getting that ubuntu doesn’t provide?

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