Hosted Email storage upgrade

Update 2013-12-12 22:28 GMT

The migration is complete and all Hosted Email services are now back up and running on the new SSD RAID array.

There was one minor issue that arose during the migration: the time on the new server was running fast by just over 2 hours, and the clock did not sync immediately at startup time, so a few emails were delivered with timestamps in the future. Sorry about that.

2013-12-12 10:00 GMT

We’ll be adding additional storage space to our Hosted Email server tonight at approx. 22:00 GMT

We are also taking the opportunity to migrate all the mail storage from 7200RPM SATA disks to new SSD drives, bringing big performance increases and lower energy usage.

A short interruption to service is unavoidable but we’ll do our best to keep the downtime to a minimum. We’ll update this post to confirm when we’re done. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

[Resolved] SpamTitan service interruption

Update 2013-10-23 12:30 UTC

Backlog has been cleared, service back to 100%

Update 2013-10-23 11:45 UTC

We’re still seeing some delays processing incoming mail due to the backlog created by the outage earlier. No mail has been lost, and we expect the backlog to be clear within one hour.

Update 2013-10-23 08:35 UTC

Service fully restored. Apologies to all affected customers for the inconvenience caused.

Update 2013-10-23 08:05 UTC

ETA for fix is 20 minutes.

2013-10-23 06:15 UTC

Unfortunately we currently experiencing a service interruption on our SpamTitan email filtering system. We require assistance from SpamTitan support which come online at 09:00 British time, we expect the problem will be resolved shortly thereafter.

CentOS 5.10 released

For customers running CentOS 5 on their Virtual Servers, a new release has just been announced which includes mostly bug fixes and security updates but also a few new packages.

The full release notes are here.

The biggest change affecting Anu customers on CentOS 5 is that MySQL 5.0 is being deprecated in favour of version 5.5. Future updates will only be released for MySQL 5.5, so we advise customers to upgrade. If you are running CentOS 5 and would like to upgrade MySQL to 5.5 please contact Anu support for assistance.