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Internal updates: moving files around

We’re now running all Wikimedia sites on our internal deployment branch of MediaWiki, so we’ve got a consistent record of what software we’re running and can more easily test it offline. There were a couple brief glitches during the switchover, but everything seems to be running smoothly now.

Additionally, we’ve started the process of moving thumbnail images from our primary upload file server to another machine to free up space and reduce the repetitive slowness problems we’ve been seeing lately as the ZFS data pool got near full. Even with an updated OS kernel we’ve been seeing it come back. :(

The transition of thumbs should be smooth and fairly non-disruptive in the background.

Update 2009-07-17 00:22 UTC: With the file server getting hyperslugging again, we’ve temporarily re-disabled uploads to speed up the transfers. Should be back online shortly.

Update 03:31 UTC: Uploads re-enabled after disk space rearranged.

Brion Vibber, Lead Software Architect

6 Responses to “Internal updates: moving files around”

  1. brion says:

    Jor :

    Is this what is causing me to get 404 error for wikipedia mobile? It starts to load the regular page, then switches to m.wikpedia.org, which just gives a 404 and “nginx/0.6.37″ under a dividing line. I can see the introduction of the normal wikipedia page if I tap the X to stop it from loading fast enough, but none of the content.

    That was actually a separate temporary issue with the server software on the mobile gateway while it was being switched around. Should be all resolved by now.

  2. Jor says:

    Is this what is causing me to get 404 error for wikipedia mobile? It starts to load the regular page, then switches to m.wikpedia.org, which just gives a 404 and “nginx/0.6.37″ under a dividing line. I can see the introduction of the normal wikipedia page if I tap the X to stop it from loading fast enough, but none of the content.

  3. saba says:

    salam. man nemidonam in o bara ki daram minivisam hanoz sar dar nayavordam

  4. franz says:

    please fix the https settings of this site. thanks.

  5. brion says:

    Martin H. :

    Deletion and restoration of images temporarily disabled during maintenance. Grrrrr. ;)

    For your protection. :)

  6. Martin H. says:

    Deletion and restoration of images temporarily disabled during maintenance. Grrrrr. ;)

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