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svn.collab.net migration (basically) complete.

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-03-15 10:20:29 CET

The new svn.collab.net server is up-and-running, and as far as I can tell,
the migration went successfully. Note that for some folks, it will take a
while for the DNS changes to propogate fully, so you'll need to force your
computer to believe that svn.collab.net can be found at

Why the migration? Put simply, the old box was a 700MHz desktop machine,
with 256 megs of RAM, running RedHat 7.1, and sitting in a closet of the
CollabNet Chicago office which is now inhabited by exactly one person.
Upgrading any package on the system was a major ordeal, almost always
leading to a source build. And with only one person in physical contact
with the box (and him only working four days a week), emergency in-person
attention was becoming a difficult proposition.

So I (with Karl Fogel, that lone Chicago CollabNetter) petitioned CollabNet
for a newer desktop machine, to be housed in the fully staffed CollabNet
Brisbane office. They one-upped us, offering a server-class machine in
their colo facility. We graciously accepted. The new box is a dual 3+GHz
machine with a gig of memory, double the disk space and a nice RHEL3 install.

I'm very happy. I hope you are, too.

Note that there are still some cosmetic changes which might appear (ViewVC
stylesheet tweaks and such), but I don't know of anything which would
necessitate an interruption of service in the near future.

Among other things, this upgrade made possible the enabling of the ViewVC
commit database integration. Check it out here:


Happy Subversion hacking (or tracking, whichever is your game).

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on Wed Mar 15 10:27:08 2006

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