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Merry Christmas 2013

Firstly, Merry Christmas. It seems to come round faster every year doesn’t it! Now, I must apologise for the lack of recent blog updates. Actually quite lot has happened on the DEOSS Community Server lately and it has been hard … Continue reading

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DDoS attack update

Good news is that DEOSS is now back on line and running reasonably well. However, I don’t anticipate that the bad guys will be giving up anytime soon. Consequently, I have been forced to impose some very tight security restrictions … Continue reading

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Server outage due to suspected DDoS attack

At around 13:30UTC today I received a mail for a customer saying that he could not access this site. Naturally I got on the case straight away. My investigations found that his site was actually accessible, but only after waiting … Continue reading

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Server upgrades completed

A large round of server upgrades were undertaken between 2013-01-31 and 2013-02-01. These have now been completed successfully. There were no major issues and no server downtime.  As usual, the entire DEOSS Community Server is now being mirrored to an … Continue reading

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Server upgrades in progress

A number of software upgrades on the DEOSS community server are currently underway. Most of these are fairly routine and we do not anticipate any downtime.

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Debian upgrade completed successfully

Well, it’s 03:00 UTC and I am pleased and relieved to report that the upgrade from Debian “Lenny” to Debian “Squeeze” seems to be successful. We had two periods of downtime of around twenty minutes each. First one was caused … Continue reading

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Major planned server upgrade 2012-04-21 and 2012-04-22

I have to do a major operating system upgrade to the DEOSS server this weekend. I have already piloted the upgrade on a test server and it worked out OK. Well there was a nasty issue with the MySQL serve … Continue reading

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Server upgrades complete

A large round of server upgrades announced 2012-03-05 have now been completed successfully. There were no major issue and no server downtime.  The entire DEOSS Community Server is now being mirrored to an off-site remote backup server.

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More server upgrades

A number of significant server upgrades are currently underway. Whilst this is going to be a relatively long job, we don’t anticipate any significant server downtime. We will post again when the upgrades are complete

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Server software upgrades

All the main content management systems hosted here on the DEOSS community server have just been upgraded, including all those using Coppermine, eGroupware, Joomla, Moodle, phpBB, Tikiwiki and WordPress. A significant number of Wordplus plugins such as the contact forms … Continue reading

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