infrastructure migration faq
Eclipse Community Bulletin Infrastructure Migration FAQ

Modified: October 26, 2004
  1. What services will be affected by the outage?

    Friday, November 12th, 19:00 EST - Sunday, November 14th, 12:00 EST

    CVS: all CVS operations will be inaccessible for most of the outage window.

    Eclipse Web Site: The web site will be in "limp" mode for the length of the outage; content will be static and will only serve the purpose of allowing viewers to reach the downloads and the mirror sites.

    Bugzilla: all Bugzilla operations will be inaccessible for most of the outage window.

    Newsgroups: all Newsgroup operations will be inaccessible for most of the outage window, including posting messages and reading archives.

    Mail: all Mailing operations will be queued for the length of the outage, so we strongly encourage you to postpone sending e-mails until the servers are back online. You may receive warnings that your e-mail was undeliverable. PLEASE DO NOT RESEND YOUR MAIL.

  2. Will I lose any data during the move?

    No. The servers will be taken offline and a full backup will be done to each server, and professional movers will securely transport the servers to their new location. Access will be restricted to the servers until we are sure that the move has been successful.

  3. Why are the servers being moved to an ISP?

    The Eclipse Foundation is taking over control and responsibility of the website from IBM. To ensure a consistent high level of service and availability, the Eclipse Foundation has decided to host with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

  4. Will be allocated more bandwidth after the move? It's often slow to download a drop from the eclipse download servers, especially after a product release.

    No, the new site will have the same amount of bandwidth. We encourage users to take advantage of the available mirrors during peak times after a product release.

  5. Will the servers be faster? Often it is is very slow to check out code from or query the bugzilla bugs database.

    No, the existing hardware will be moved to the new location. The Eclipse Foundation will be installing new servers at a later date.

  6. Will mail be lost during the transition?

    No, it will just be queued until the servers are online again and then delivered as normal.

  7. Where should I direct infrastructure requests after the transition?

    As usual, please send all questions to




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