Lochac server upgrade – success!

The Lochac server is now running Ubuntu 20.04. The webmail interface has been changed to Roundcube. The upgrade proceeded with only minor hiccups and I believe we have now ironed out all of the teething problems. As always, please Ask Masonry if anything is not working as it should.

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Lochac server upgrade

The server currently runs Ubuntu Linux 16.04. Maintenance releases for this version will cease in April 2021. Masonry will therefore intends to upgrade the sever to Ubuntu 20.04 in two phases:

  1. Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 on Monday 7 December 2020; then
  2. Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 on Monday 14 December 2020.

The main effects of the upgrade will be to back-end software that is not visible to ordinary users, such as bug-fixes, security updates, performance improvements, and so on. The webmail system, however, will be changed from the current interface (Squirrelmail) to a more modern one (Roundcube), and mailing list administrators will have the option to move from the current Mailman2 installation to the more modern and featureful Mailman3.

All services should continue to operate as normal throughout the upgrade, except for a few re-starts on the dates above. Each re-start should take no more then fifteen minutes.

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New server

All Australian websites are now being served from the new server.

Lochac-AU hosting

Server hosting for the Lochac-AU server is done by Web24, and their service status page is here. This includes their scheduled outages, as well as updates on any unscheduled outages.

Lochac-NZ hosting

Server hosting for Lochac-NZ is generously provided by Master William de Cameron.

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