HEADS UP: snapshot server out of service until tomorrow



  • had to pull it out of the datacenter to get updated BIOS and firmware on it for new CPUs (well, didn't have to but we were short on time and didn't have everything needed for that), we're taking it back tomorrow and it'll be back online.



  • Noooo !  :P



  • Hi Guys,

    Any idea what time the snapshot server will be up again?

    Rgds



  • As the snapshot server said:

    "Snapshots will be back sometime around 5PM Saturday EDT"

    So be patient…  ;)



  • 5PM…ok... In what State? What time zone? GTM -XX:XX ?
    Thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @bertolo:

    5PM…ok... In what State? What time zone? GTM -XX:XX ?
    Thanks

    5PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the US, so GMT-5.
    But that's just a general time frame. Probably not 100% exact.



  • it's been back up for a bit now.



  • The impact of this most recent maintenance outage on currently active v2 installs brings a question to mind.

    Is the function of the PFSense V2 software going to be degraded by, or contingent upon the operational status of non attached/remote servers?  Is either the Release Candiate or the Final Version software going to be teathered to external servers?



  • Down again?



  • It's down again for me, though I haven't checked it since it was down earlier (haven't been home).

    @Pennyless:

    The impact of this most recent maintenance outage on currently active v2 installs brings a question to mind.

    Is the function of the PFSense V2 software going to be degraded by, or contingent upon the operational status of non attached/remote servers?  Is either the Release Candiate or the Final Version software going to be teathered to external servers?

    What impact does it have on active installs? Other than the check for an upgrade version, is there something that's disabling your system while the snapshots are down? Obviously there's no pressing need to check for a daily upgrade once there's a stable release, though I do like having it there if there's a point release/upgrade available (especially if it's a security release–and 1.2.3 already had upgrade-from-GUI working). I can't possibly see any pfSense version in general release being "tied" to any external server--it's all 100% open source, nothing to hide...if they did something like that you could just delete it easily anyway, so there's no point.



  • Very probable it is not 100% exact as it is Sunday now and still barfing…...whatever happened to the mirror backup?  :P

    @jimp:

    @bertolo:

    5PM…ok... In what State? What time zone? GTM -XX:XX ?
    Thanks

    5PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the US, so GMT-5.
    But that's just a general time frame. Probably not 100% exact.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    There are mirrors for the official release, but not for snapshots.

    Though the update check could stand to fail a bit more gracefully.



  • It is totally screwed up as when I open PFSENSE dashboard it cannot connect to the server and just keeps trying forever.

    I suggest you disable this in the RC1 if you have no plans for an update mirror  ;)

    @jimp:

    There are mirrors for the official release, but not for snapshots.

    Though the update check could stand to fail a bit more gracefully.



  • @mromero:

    It is totally screwed up as when I open PFSENSE dashboard it cannot connect to the server and just keeps trying forever.

    I suggest you disable this in the RC1 if you have no plans for an update mirror  ;)

    @jimp:

    There are mirrors for the official release, but not for snapshots.

    Though the update check could stand to fail a bit more gracefully.

    Or you could remove the system information widget during the outages? Works for me.



  • Oh sure, here I am in the middle of a pretty wicked wind storm and I thought "hmmm, let's update the firewall's firmware." But I can't… Guess this means the power won't go out though as i'm doing nothing "mission critical" haha.



  • What outages?

    We are in the middle of five days of torrential rains / cold snaps and have backup diesel and LPG generators / sat uplinks.

    Short of being swept away from a mountain top elevation fortress no outages for we humble folk…...now if PFSENSE had the sense  :P

    @heavy1metal:

    @mromero:

    It is totally screwed up as when I open PFSENSE dashboard it cannot connect to the server and just keeps trying forever.

    I suggest you disable this in the RC1 if you have no plans for an update mirror  ;)

    @jimp:

    There are mirrors for the official release, but not for snapshots.

    Though the update check could stand to fail a bit more gracefully.

    Or you could remove the system information widget during the outages? Works for me.



  • Is the pfsense GUI all slowed down for you guys because of this? Mine is going super slow. Beta 5, Jan 29 build amd64.



  • @jigglywiggly:

    Is the pfsense GUI all slowed down for you guys because of this? Mine is going super slow. Beta 5, Jan 29 build amd64.

    nope not here



  • Is the snapshot server still down or has it changed I.P. - still dead more than a day now…..... :-\



  • Seems like the Bios and CPU upgrade went badly.  Still down for me too.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I added some extra code to handle a slow/timed out box a bit more gracefully, and it should also not keel over if it gets a 404 for the response. Yesterday when the snapshot server was down and pointed at a varnish box so it could display a maintenance page, the actual update version file was returning 404.

    If you want to try the code out without updating to a new snapshot (since it's offline again, apparently…) you can always use gitsync:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Updating_pfSense_code_between_snapshots

    I don't think there have been any changes that require a binary update except for a couple things like upnp that needed recompiled.



  • @jimp:

    If you want to try the code out without updating to a new snapshot (since it's offline again, apparently…) you can always use gitsync:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Updating_pfSense_code_between_snapshots

    Jim, thank you!! I just gitsync with the mainline and smos git.. Dashboard seems to be very responsive again.



  • Went there and saw a lot of radioactive warning signs thus will wait until you guys get your act together with the snapshot SERVERS  ::)

    @jimp:

    If you want to try the code out without updating to a new snapshot (since it's offline again, apparently…) you can always use gitsync:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Updating_pfSense_code_between_snapshots


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @mromero:

    Went there and saw a lot of radioactive warnings signs thus will wait until you guys get your act together with the snapshot SERVERS  ::)

    Those are just requisite rear-coverings. It's only moderately more dangerous than running a snapshot, in all honesty. You only have to worry if you are on an older snapshot and you need binary changes between the snap you have and the current snap. If you just need to update the pfSense code, gitsync is fine.



  • The snapshot server is up but has three day old stuff - what gives  :-\



  • Jim,

    Now that the snapshot server is up, i'm getting this error on the dashboard page:

    Warning: curl_exec(): Could not call the CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION in /etc/inc/pfsense-utils.inc on line 1470
    
    Unable to check for updates.
    

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Yeah that'll be fixed on the next new snap. (Or if you gitsync again)

    The snaps are building now, when they're done and uploaded it should be all good again.



  • @jimp:

    Yeah that'll be fixed on the next new snap. (Or if you gitsync again)

    The snaps are building now, when they're done and uploaded it should be all good again.

    I just gitsync and the error went away. Thank you again!! I noticed something on the rcs.pfsense.org site and my dashboard…. :-) still need a new build since upnp is shot, but then my box will be official....

    Good luck tomorrow and congrats!!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Actaully one more gitsync will have the real fix. I found a bug in my earlier fix. :-)



  • @jimp:

    Actaully one more gitsync will have the real fix. I found a bug in my earlier fix. :-)

    Now its telling me I have the latest version. Thanks again to you and the whole pfsense team!!



  • First off, I'm pretty sure I'm not retarded but you never can tell. I went looking at the snapshot server and the most recent full update is dated Feb 10th. The most recent nano versions are Feb 11th.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The bad snap (labeled RC1 but still had issues) was removed. A new snap is building now.



  • @liontaur:

    First off, I'm pretty sure I'm not retarded but you never can tell. I went looking at the snapshot server and the most recent full update is dated Feb 10th. The most recent nano versions are Feb 11th.

    Thats true - anyhow I just updated to: 2.0-RC1 (i386)
    built on Mon Feb 14 03:24:30 EST 2011

    From where? http://snapshots.pfsense.org/FreeBSD_RELENG_8_1/i386/pfSense_HEAD/.updaters/

    There you can find true lates versions! This must have something to do with RC release?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    RC1 isn't happening yet. Yes, auto update will claim it's RC1, but that is really just a snap that still has some other issues.

    When RC1 really arrives, it will be announced. Until you see an official announcement, there is no RC1, just snapshots that may be labeled a certain way. :-)



  • Ahh, funny how much difference a missing period can make as I was looking at:
    http://snapshots.pfsense.org/FreeBSD_RELENG_8_1/i386/pfSense_HEAD/updates/

    Thanks for the tips guys :)



  • @jimp:

    RC1 isn't happening yet. Yes, auto update will claim it's RC1, but that is really just a snap that still has some other issues.

    When RC1 really arrives, it will be announced. Until you see an official announcement, there is no RC1, just snapshots that may be labeled a certain way. :-)

    Hah - so I have RC1-Beta in use  8)



  • Now I too am feeling the love from running a Valentine's day RC1-beta



  • Now we've got musical pfSense betas instead of an RC1-beta: "2.0-BEAT5 (i386)"

    The pfSense Band: BEAT5!

    :-)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Perhaps if we beat it up 5 times as hard, and it doesn't break, it'll be RC1 :-)



  • Working on it :-) Another NetGate deploy tomorrow, just assembled it tonight with the Feb 15th snapshot. It may still be beta5 or beat5, but I'm still putting it into production for contract customers where we have a lot of control and ease of access should anything go wrong :-)


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