[R-wiki] Site down?
phgrosjean at sciviews.org
Tue Nov 7 11:43:58 CET 2006
OK, here is the diagnostic: the server is physically damaged. I have
backups of the R Wiki site, but we are looking for a replacement server.
We are not likely to install it before tomorrow. Sorry for the
inconvenience, we are doing our best to get a new server up and running
as soon as possible.
Philippe Grosjean wrote:
> Indeed, the R Wiki server is down. I am away from my office (meetings),
> but I just phone to the computer department in charge of the servers at
> the University. They are currently looking at the problem.
> To answer to legitimate Martin's questions:
> > - What happens if you are in vacation, sick,...
> As I said, it is the computer staff of the University that is in charge
> of the servers. But, they have to be warned of the problem before they
> can do something about it. Perhaps should we install a system that pols
> the Wiki server regularly and issues a warning automatically when
> something happens? I cannot do this without discussion and acceptation
> of the computer staff and authorities... which is a long and
> administrative process!
> > - Who is your "substitute"?
> Johan Debergues, Philippe Lievens, or the people in charge of the
> servers at the University at the time the problem occurs (emails of
> people is simply Name.FamilyName at umh.ac.be).
> > - Is there a phone number for urgencies?
> +184.108.40.206.97, which is the phone in my office, currently.
> > - What are the emergency measures (and who is responsible) if
> > the machine crashes? Backup / Substitute machine / ... ?
> Regular (daily) backups of the Wiki content are made on another machine.
> I am in charge of that backup, and of restoring the machine in case it
> crashes. We currently have no other emergency measures. In particular,
> we have no substitute machine installed currently.
> We certainly could secure the R Wiki much better. I am open to any
> suggestion on this point.
> Philippe Grosjean
> P.S.: Please, do warn me in case of problems: I am not working 24h/day
> and 7d/week on the R Wiki. So, do not assume that I am aware of the
> problem at the time you notice it! In particular, yesterday and today, I
> am in meetings, which makes me less prone to notice the problem rapidly!
> Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>>> "Gregor" == Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si>
>>>>>>> on Tue, 7 Nov 2006 08:14:22 +0000 (UTC) writes:
>> Gregor> Jeffrey Horner <jeff.horner <at> vanderbilt.edu> writes:
>> >> Just curious. I tried getting to wiki.r-project.org earlier in the day,
>> >> and them someone on R-help mentioned that they also tried but couldn't
>> >> reach it.
>> >> Jeff
>> Gregor> Yep, I also can not reach it since sunday.
>> So I guess, the reason is the now infamous pan-European (slight
>> exaggeration) blackout that hit about millions of people in
>> Europe, and notably Belgium where the R-Wiki server is located.
>> Gregor, did you do something about it, e.g.,
>> sending an urgent e-mail to Philippe Grosjean
>> (with a 'CC' to this list).
>> BTW: Philippe, I think you should try to think about the
>> following questions
>> - What happens if you are in vacation, sick,...
>> - Who is your "substitute"?
>> - Is there a phone number for urgencies?
>> - What are the emergency measures (and who is responsible) if
>> the machine crashes? Backup / Substitute machine / ... ?
>> The R-Wiki is too important to leave such questions
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