[Dev] New server - Consensus Needed

Luke g4jc at openmailbox.org
Thu May 5 01:23:32 GMT 2016

On 05/04/2016 05:54 PM, Isaac David wrote:
> Le mer. 4 mai 2016 à 16:24, André Silva <emulatorman at riseup.net> a écrit :
>> In my opinion, i prefer the new one for package/multimedia hosting
>> and the old one for website/labs/git/revision controls for
>> multimedia. What do you think?
> I also like the idea of putting the old server to use, but I would like to
> make sure the following questions are addressed before deciding what
> things to put on which server:
> How could we take advantage of the privacy bonus of the new server?,
> Are there some things that would benefit more from using that privacy?
> What is the cost of migration? Can we move any service just as easily
> as any other?
> Also, what are the things that need the increased resources of the
> new server more. I see a potential dilemma here:
> The new server doesn't just have more disk but also more RAM, and it's
> the network services (maybe not all of them) that need more computing
> power AFAIK. I don't think we spend a lot of CPU and RAM hosting packages,
> artwork and running related tools like dbscripts; do we? On the other hand
> we would also like more room for storing more packages and artwork.

I think that a MediaGoblin server would be nice, so if we wanted to we
could use the old server for art/media. As far as privacy - we do still
have two mirrors running TOR that not many people seem to utilize.

This server could definitely host e-mail as well, which would be nice
since the hosting is more secure than all of our current providers.

Perhaps lukeshu or fauno could give us some insight on how long the cost
migration would take. There is a lot of script magic running on our
server that may need to be setup again.

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