[Qgis-developer] QGIS server space

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Mar 27 01:33:11 PDT 2014

Eggs in one basket?

Why not load balance 2 servers in different parts of the world?
Bandwidth at OSUOSL is unlimited, hardware is already paid for (It's
raid SAS drives, not cheap hardware).

Sharing people time also helps. I was the only one awake when this issue
came up because I'm in the western US. I'd also rather see SAC and QGIS
admins work together, not just divide into territories.

I got involved with SAC as my way to contribute to QGIS originally, but
now find myself guessing and without the ability to help on the new
servers at all. So I'm all for experimenting with the right balance, and
hope we can collaborate. Part of the point of the shared hosting is that
QGIS server admins benefit all OSGeo projects if there's an incentive to
work together.

I'd prioritize upgrading Redmine and fixing the missing ssh key
management over moving any other sites. That's the site that cause the
most trouble in terms of hosting. Then there's things like CDN/DOS
protection, SPDY optimization, https for all downloads, caching. All
sorts of better ways to spend time than just shuffling static
html/sphinx all over the place.


On 03/27/2014 12:11 AM, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Why not moving also the website to the new server?
> All the best.
> On 27 marzo 2014 08:03:35 CET, Richard Duivenvoorde <rdmailings at duif.net> wrote:
>> On 27-03-14 03:45, Alex Mandel wrote:
>>> So Nathan noticed the website wasn't coming up. Specifically
>>> "The requested URL /en/site/ was not found on this server."
>>> I believe the issue is disk space. I'm guessing the sphinx is built
>>> elsewhere and transferred in on a schedule without checking how much
>>> space is left on the server. I got to this conclusion by noticing
>> that
>>> other languages are working fine.
>> Yep disk was full again. Site is still being build on the same server,
>> and ends with a move/relink/remove-old step (apparently even when the
>> build process died in the middle)... Have to fix that.
>> Fact that only english was affected was because only english and polish
>> (new) was being rebuild...
>>> Looking at the space:
>>> There are 10G of backups in various places, all current
>>> There's also 6G of apache logs of various sorts. We should find
>>> somewhere to archive things over a few months old.
>> Thanks for that. Untill now we moved plugins.qgis.org to new server,
>> but
>> are waiting for some time to remove old one.
>> I'm also trying to clean up now.
>>> Temporarily I'm moving all *.gz files in /var/log/apache2 over to the
>>> osgeo downloads machine in my user home folder. Frees up 1.5 GB,
>> leaves
>>> last 2 logs for all services intact (ie log and log.1)
>> Thanks again, we need a plan for this.
>>> I did not touch the www_qgis.org folder inside apache2.
>> English is up again now.
>> Thanks.
>> Regards,
>> Richard
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