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Air conditioning failure

Posted on Thursday 3 April 2014, at 08:03 UTC

Everything is down since 02:00 UTC, secondary services (ns2 and mx2) are up, we are currently waiting for storage servers to be back.

Edit 2014-04-03 10:14 UTC: Everything should be back online.

Air conditioning failure

Posted on Wednesday 2 April 2014, at 14:39 UTC

Less worse this time, but we lost the master download repository server, we are currently waiting for a hard reboot.

Edit 2014-04-02 16:07 UTC: Server is back, disk array is back, but it does not look like to be very healthy, we might have lost at least one hard disk in overheat, monitoring.

Decision for windmill

Posted on Tuesday 1 April 2014


The ecological problems caused by electricity production are not new (nuclear powerplants that yield radioactive waste, carbon powerplants producing CO2 in the atmosphere) and the electrical consumption due to IT technologies keeping going up, even though hardware consumption keeps improving to keep it low.

From this stand, TuxFamily team has decided to take the bull by the horn and produce their own server electrical requirements thanks to one or several wind turbines. As a first step, only secondary services (DNS, MX) will be powered this way; if this test-phase is conclusive, the whole infrastructrure may benefit from this new power source.

Of course, there may be tradeoffs, days without wind will lead us to reduce traffic to reduce server load. In this case, an unbiased filtering would occur, like the one applied to cars in case of heavy pollution: even-IPs could connect even-days and odd-IPs could connect odd-days.

The TuxFamily.org team

Edit: Of course it was our yearly April fool joke ;-)

Air conditioning failure

Posted on Saturday 29 March 2014, at 13:29 UTC

Almost everything is down due to hosts shutting down in thermal limit, web service is still running for now. Secondary services (dns and mx2) are up.

Edit 2014-03-29 13:43 UTC: All disks arrays stopped in thermal limit except one which will follow soon.

Edit 2014-03-29 14:10 UTC: Load balancer reached thermal trip shutdown, everything is down.

Edit 2014-03-29 14:30 UTC: Power switched off to prevent further damages.

Edit 2014-03-29 16:45 UTC: Air conditioning is back, power is back, recovering in progress.

Edit 2014-03-29 17:39 UTC: Recovered, everything should be back online.

Network outage

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014, at 14:09 UTC

Woops, we are running peacefully in our tiny network island, but this isn't great :-)

Anyway, in less the time to understand what is happening and to write this entry, everything is back to normal.

Large outage

Posted on Friday 14 February 2014, at 11:03 UTC

We lost almost all of our servers, web service is still running but everything else is down, we are currently investigating what happened.

Edit 2014-02-14 14:43 UTC: Now we know, air conditioning management mistake. Everything is back except downloads master server.

Edit 2014-02-14 17:04 UTC: Everything is back.

Network outage

Posted on Thursday 26 December 2013, at 17:24 UTC

Yep... and we lost our balancer during the outage, probably due to a unusual traffic burst, a power cycle later, everything is back.

Network outage

Posted on Monday 8 July 2013, at 14:44 UTC

From 13:48 UTC to 14:25 UTC we disappeared behind a network outage, but good news, everything is back ;-)

Secondary services down

Posted on Wednesday 5 June 2013, at 09:18 UTC

We are cursed... but this time this is not much a big deal for you, secondary services, like ns2 and mx2 are down, and this website was too until we moved it somewhere else. The hard drive of this very old server finally died after more than 10 years of continuous service, we are going to replace this one in a few days.

Edit: Secondary services are back.

Network outage

Posted on Monday 3 June 2013, at 16:09 UTC

Yep... and we might have lost our balancer during the outage, probably due to a unusual traffic burst, update coming.

Edit: A power cycle later, everything is back.

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