PFSENSE Snapshot Server Crashed - Again



  • "Snapshots will return soon."

    Traktor hip-hop produced theme "PFESENSE Beta Re-mixed" in the background  :P



  • ohhhh noooooooo.
    i hope its not on a windows server  ;)



  • any idea when it will be back?  I was about to do an install of the latest beta.



  • I was also about to build a fresh box here at home.

    Disappointing.

    Does anyone know what the actual problem is/was?
    I still show the snapshot server as 'Snapshots will return soon.'

    Any chance someone has some build that they would not mind uploading to another site? I really want to get this box done over the weekend, I'd love to do it on a 2.0 image.

    Jon



  • 'Snapshots will return soon.'

    where do you see this ?

    this is all i see:

    im on this build:

    2.0-BETA5 (i386)
    built on Wed Feb 23 15:42:56 EST 2011



  • I see the same as ericab. I'm running "2.0-BETA5 (i386)" "built on Tue Feb 22 20:04:50 EST 2011". Hopefully it's just a transient issue.



  • @Jon_DeWitt:

    I was also about to build a fresh box here at home.

    Disappointing.

    Does anyone know what the actual problem is/was?
    I still show the snapshot server as 'Snapshots will return soon.'

    Any chance someone has some build that they would not mind uploading to another site? I really want to get this box done over the weekend, I'd love to do it on a 2.0 image.

    Jon

    Ive got one from Jan 16th but Im betting the wait will be worth it…  ;)



  • Same here.



  • Any mirror?



  • Hello everyone. I want to download files pfSense-2.0-BETA5-i386-20110221-1849.iso.gz but snapshots server DOWN.

    If you have pfSense-2.0-BETA5-i386-20110221-1849.iso.gz. or later

    Please upload file
    For me and people who want to download this file

    The way megaupload, 4share, rapidshare, mediafires. Or wherever you may.

    Thank you very much.

    suppawoot edd



  • @mromero:

    "Snapshots will return soon."

    Traktor hip-hop produced theme "PFESENSE Beta Re-mixed" in the background  :P

    Why would you say the snapshot server crashed? Do you know this for a fact? Its probably down for maintenance again, it is the weekend you know. Most maintenance windows are either during the overnight or on the weekend. Most open-source projects use the weekend since they have full-time jobs and can't do the maintenance during the overnight.

    Maybe it did crash and wasn't turn down for maintenance.. Maybe its me, but I wouldn't start a topic saying the server crashed without being sure and only the maintainers can answer that.. I would had started the topic saying the Server is down or can't be accessed.. but that's me..



  • Either way , the snapshot server is not available right now. None the less, I'm sure it'll be back soon enough.

    Although we should stay neutral here , considering the fact that pfsense, arguably likely the latest and best firewall solution available is developed and tossed into the wild free , not to mention the masses amount of updates, I believe the community needs to embrace these facts en light of any small inconvenience some may incur.

    As if you have your box running , you should be golden until the next update arrives , and if you are interested in using pfsense 2.0 , this will give you a few moments to learn a bit more about it's use.

    Just asking for a bit of restraint when using words such as " again " combined with the server is down. Remember , 2.0 is still in beta. It is all together possible the server was taken down intentionally, but why speculate. Unless I've missed a thread from the devs ?



  • When will it be back?
    http://snapshots.pfsense.org/

    no mirrors yet? if anyone can link me an 2.0b5 4 or 2gb nanobsd (i386) image?


  • Banned

    I have a snap lying around from the 15th jan.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Nothing crashed. :-)



  • I do not know if this is appropriate but there are volunteers with fast and stable servers in a couple countries who are prepared to step into the breach and host mirrors.

    Whether the server crashed, someone tripped over another power supply cable, the disk got full (again)  or they are struggling trying to get RC1 version 2 out the door before we end up with a two year BETA or any other type of event - it is irrelevant.

    The fact is the PFSENSE SNAPSHOT SERVER IS DOWN AS OF THIS WRITING - AGAIN! And that's a fact Jack  :P

    @Supermule:

    I have a snap lying around from the 15th jan.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    No mirrors needed. Nothing has crashed.

    It's offline for a bit while we work on some things.

    Just be patient. :-)



  • Jimp - mirrors ARE NEEDED.

    Some folks only have certain time or days when they can upgrade or reinstall and if no official backup mirror is available what to they do? Wait and waste precious time - in this case days - they may have set aside for their pet project?

    The world does not live on East Coast time or your day of the week  ::)

    @jimp:

    No mirrors needed. Nothing has crashed.

    It's offline for a bit while we work on some things.

    Just be patient. :-)



  • really guys, give jimp et all a break…mudmanc4 hit the nail on the head in his reply. out of all the free firewall flavors out there, i've tried them most all of them and keep coming back to pfsense. just let the devs do their thing. patience is indeed a virtue.



  • It sounds like you're volunteering to set up a mirror.  And, the East Coast rules (except for maybe NYC and Jersey)  ;)

    @mromero:

    Jimp - mirrors ARE NEEDED.

    Some folks only have certain time or days when they can upgrade or reinstall and if no official backup mirror is available what to they do? Wait and waste precious time - in this case days - they may have set aside for their pet project?

    The world does not live on East Coast time or your day of the week  ::)

    @jimp:

    No mirrors needed. Nothing has crashed.

    It's offline for a bit while we work on some things.

    Just be patient. :-)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    And at the moment I'm telling you there is a reason they are unavailable… :-)

    It's not going to kill people to keep running the version they have for a little bit longer while we work on things for a bit. They're just snapshots, not actual releases. :)

    There haven't been any major binary changes in the last week, so you can gitsync and get the latest code for now, and just hang tight for a while.



  • Actually yes. I am not getting lured into any East Cost versus West Coast slugfest  ;D

    More like a mirror(s) accessible OUTSIDE the Americas on faster, more stable servers - you know like for any major downtime like we are experiencing now.

    @nipstech:

    It sounds like you're volunteering to set up a mirror.  And, the East Coast rules (except for maybe NYC and Jersey)  ;)

    @mromero:

    Jimp - mirrors ARE NEEDED.

    Some folks only have certain time or days when they can upgrade or reinstall and if no official backup mirror is available what to they do? Wait and waste precious time - in this case days - they may have set aside for their pet project?

    The world does not live on East Coast time or your day of the week  ::)

    @jimp:

    No mirrors needed. Nothing has crashed.

    It's offline for a bit while we work on some things.

    Just be patient. :-)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    They're just snapshots. There is no need to mirror them. The official releases are mirrored, that's good enough.

    Snapshots are temporary by nature, and used primarily for testing. I wouldn't call snapshots being missing for a day or two as "major downtime" for what are unofficial temporary testing releases. Especially when they are down for a reason.

    There is no reason to jump all over every new snapshot release like a rabid animal. Unless you're having a problem are are trying to test if the new snapshot fixes it, there isn't really a compelling reason to follow them daily. I update my home router every couple weeks unless I have a reason to do it more often.

    So chill out, enjoy your weekend, and things will be back to normal before you know it. :)



  • In the tradition of naming releases, I move that Pfsense RC1 (version II) be named either:

    1. Rabid Animal (sounds like a rookie UFC fighter name).

    2. Chill Out (sounds like folks who suffer in the frost dreaming of a tropical paradise).

    :D

    @jimp:

    There is no reason to jump all over every new snapshot release like a rabid animal. Unless you're having a problem are are trying to test if the new snapshot fixes it, there isn't really a compelling reason to follow them daily. I update my home router every couple weeks unless I have a reason to do it more often.

    So chill out, enjoy your weekend, and things will be back to normal before you know it. :)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Or combine the two… Rabid Chill 1 :-)



  • Hi - New poster here, but I've been running the beta snapshots for about 2 months and love it.

    First, thanks for a great FREE product.  I just wanted to jump in to show my appreciation, and to remind some squeakers in this thread about the old adage: 'Never look a gift horse in the mouth'.

    That being said, I'm curious as to why torrent is not being used to distribute snapshots.  While I'm not a programmer, I would think this is not very difficult to implement.    Personally, I would be just fine sharing bandwidth with the project via torrent to broadcast releases for the 'cost' of this great distribution.

    TSOL


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Torrents would be a bit useless for snapshots. They release often, so by the time they got a good number of seeders they'd be irrelevant. For the release images it's not a bad idea, but for snapshots it's not very efficient.



  • Thank you pfSense

    Always the best.



  • personally; i support the idea of a snapshot server.



  • Who cares guys? It's not going to kill you to wait a few hours… lol.



  • Thank you to the devs for the best firewall. I have been running 1.2.3 for over a year and love it. Today however I was going to setup a 2.0 test server to play with ipv6 on the network. Looks like it will now have to wait for another day. Thanks again for a great product.



  • Totally agree.

    Crash the PFSENSE snapshot server for a month - who cares?

    Avoid dweebs serving as Guinea Pigs working for free to test the various "oops" with amateur Traktor remix attempts.

    As Jimp said - update your router once a month  :P

    @Cino:

    To the pfsense dev team, Thank You for a great firewall. Hey if the snapshot server has to be down for a week…



  • I decided to try and get some feedback in for the bug tracker over the weekend.

    I picked the "VMware tools kills upgrades" bug, built a new VM went to update it and found that I couldn't.

    I'm fine with the snapshot server being out for scheduled maint - as this is a free/libre effort, I really can't complain.

    But I did waste quite a lot of time with this.

    Cheers
    Jon

    PS Given the responses in this thread, should we expect some sort of announcement 8)



  • @jimp:

    They're just snapshots. There is no need to mirror them. The official releases are mirrored, that's good enough.

    Snapshots are temporary by nature, and used primarily for testing. I wouldn't call snapshots being missing for a day or two as "major downtime" for what are unofficial temporary testing releases. Especially when they are down for a reason.

    There is no reason to jump all over every new snapshot release like a rabid animal. Unless you're having a problem are are trying to test if the new snapshot fixes it, there isn't really a compelling reason to follow them daily. I update my home router every couple weeks unless I have a reason to do it more often.

    So chill out, enjoy your weekend, and things will be back to normal before you know it. :)

    This seems to be only issue of not informing of the maintenance of the snapshot server. Nothing else nothing less.  ;D



  • Slightly off topic.

    Contender for the PFSENSE 2.0 RC1 (version II) Theme Song Rabid Animal can be found here for a limited time. It does sound animalistic:

    http://tinyurl.com/6ys5joy

    Regretfully no video of Ullrich shaking to the tune, just the music  ::)



  • @jimp:

    And at the moment I'm telling you there is a reason they are unavailable… :-)

    RC1 - RC1 - RC1

    cough But a 2.0 final release would be nice too  ;D cough


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    A little birdie told me the snapshot server was back up.



  • RC1 ftw! :D



  • @Crusnik01:

    RC1 - RC1 - RC1

    2.0 RC1 is now up for mirrors to sync, they'll be syncing within the next few hours (at most, they're on slightly diff schedules). files.pfsense.org is syncing now and will be done within 5-10 minutes of the time of this post. Announcement to come on the blog at some point today.



  • Upgrading now…... Thanks a lot for the hard work to the developer team.

    @Crusnik01:

    RC1 ftw! :D


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