Advance Downtime Notification

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sun Dec 3 09:39:45 GMT 2017

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 8:11 PM, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi everyone,

> Over the past 24 hours we have received initial warning notifications
> that a disk in our bulk storage server has begun to show signs of
> failure. We have now begun the process of having this disk replaced,
> following which we will need to rebuild the RAID array.
> As a consequence of this at some point in the next week the following
> services will be unavailable for a period of up to an hour.
> Additionally, the performance of these services from now until the
> disk is replaced and the rebuild is completed may be impacted.
> The affected services include:
> - All Jenkins instances ( and
> - and redirectors and master tree.
> - (Marble Maps)
> - (website assets for all Neverland themed websites)
> - (Flatpak repository)
> - (Neon APT repositories)
> - Akademy support sites
> - KDE e.V Reimbursements portal

As an update to the above, the disk has now been exchanged and an
array rebuild is currently in progress.
While the rebuild is underway system performance may be impaired.

If there are any issues please let us know.

> During this time sites which are fronted by either Incapsula or CDN77
> (maps and cdn) may continue to be available to a certain extent
> subject to their caching.
> It is strongly advised that any maintainers intending to make a
> release within this timeframe take into account potential system
> unavailability, and where possible reschedule the release outside of
> the window.
> Should anyone have any concerns please contact us.
> Regards,
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin


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