migration faq
Eclipse Community Bulletin Infrastructure Migration FAQ

  1. 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).

  2. If the download servers are unavailable, how can I access Eclipse downloads?

    Eclipse is hosted on a number of mirrors. Please choose a mirror close to you from the list of Eclipse mirrors:

  3. What version of my builds will be stored on the mirrors by Saturday, October 16th before the move?

    Your project's build schedule will determine when you should release code into cvs and incorporate it into a build that can be propagated to the mirrors. After your builds are pushed to the server, it takes a minimum of one day to propagate the material to a significant number of mirrors. Any builds that are on the main server by October 14th will have been propagated to several servers by Saturday.

  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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