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From "Gav..." <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: Moving Forrest Zone to a FreeBSD Jail
Date Wed, 15 Sep 2010 13:26:26 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2010 6:09 PM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Moving Forrest Zone to a FreeBSD Jail
> 
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Gav... wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Infra are working towards removing Helios our Zones machine. The
> Zones are
> > to be replaced with FreeBSD (8.1-RC2 currently) Jails.
> >
> > All projects zones are to be moved over the next few weeks. I have
> been
> > tasked mainly with this job, with help from others as
> > required.
> >
> > I have created new Jails but have yet to migrate an existing zone to
> a jail,
> > so I would like to start on familiar ground and
> > get the Forrest Zone moved - this week if possible. Anyone who has an
> acct
> > on our current zone setup will if they still require
> > it, get an acct on the new Jail.
> >
> > Does anyone foresee any issues in doing this? Is the timing ok?
> >
> > The only thing I can see is that FreeBSD (and now Debian/Ubuntu) uses
> the
> > Diablo Java rather than the sun jdk so if anyone knows
> > of any issues with that please let me know.
> >
> > I envisage a short crossover period where we will have both available
> > (forrest.zones.a.o and forrest2.zones.a.o) until we are happy all
> > is well at our new digs.
> >
> > If no objections I'll start soon (next couple of days)
> 
> Some messages have been going to the private@ forrest list
> for this. So trying to bring the technical discussion back here.
> 
> The old zone is being switched off on Friday 17 September
> i.e. in a few days.
> 
> Tim and i have done some quick checks.
> 
> I noticed that there have been changes to various files
> server-side on the new zone that are under SVN in forrest/zone
> So those changes need to be brought back and committed.

Sure, most, but not all, are local path changes to suit the new jail. I will
commit them just as soon as we have made the move away from the old zone
where
the current config files in svn are relevant.


> 
> Our zone documentation needs to be fixed:
> http://forrest.apache.org/zone.html

I can work on that after the switch.

Gav...

> 
> Also we saw recently a failure with the old zone,
> but did not get an email message from the new zone.
> So perhaps something wrong with email orginating from
> the new zone.
> 
> I will make a deliberate break, and see what happens.
> 
> However i do not have much time for this. So if someone
> else can help, that would be good.
> 
> -David



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