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Chris Kuehl
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MySQL read-only Saturday 2/18
As part of our work to transition from jessie to stretch for our MySQL server, we'll be migrating user data today around 5pm. To do this, we'll put the existing jessie server into read-only mode, then make a final import to the new stretch host. We believe ...

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Downtime tonight (10/20) for security updates
There will be a brief period of downtime tonight (10/20), around 10 pm, likely lasting about 20-45 minutes, as we apply kernel updates to our servers.

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Announcing revamped mail hosting for student groups
We're excited to announce the launch of our new mail service for student groups! The OCF has provided mail virtual hosting for many years, allowing student groups to create email addresses such as "{name}@mygroup.berkeley.edu" which forward to their primary...

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Introducing HTTPS for virtual hosts
The staff of the OCF strongly believe in the need for encryption of everyday communication. This case has been made not just by  invasive   government spying , but also by wireless carriers (like Verizon) maliciously modifying requests  to increase ad reven...

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Home directories read-only Sunday for a few minutes
We are in the process of upgrading our NFS storage. To do this, we'll need to make home directories read-only for a few minutes on Sunday afternoon, then once again late Sunday evening. We anticipate the read-only mode to last only about 15 minutes, but the...

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Misleading Daily Cal article incorrectly suggests OCF connection to printer abuse
We were disappointed to find that the Daily Cal has published a misleading article about recent printer "hacking" at UC Berkeley . The online edition of the article contained (and still does) a photo of the OCF lab taken yesterday. The print version is even...

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MySQL read-only Saturday 3/19
As part of our work to transition from Percona to MariaDB for our MySQL server, we'll be migrating user data tonight around 9pm. To do this, we'll put the existing Percona server into read-only mode, then make a final import to the new MariaDB host. We beli...

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Downtime Friday 3/11 for security updates
There will be about 20 minutes of downtime Friday night to apply security updates.

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Downtime tonight to apply security updates
There will be about 20 minutes of downtime tonight to apply security updates.

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MySQL downtime to fsck disks
MySQL will be offline for about 10 minutes tonight for emergency maintenance. This is in response to unscheduled downtime about an hour ago due to a kernel deadlock which took down all MySQL services. We don't really think it could be caused by filesystem c...
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