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NC033: Maintenance complete

28 February 2018 05:51:11 +0000

Server NC033 was down for maintenance between 19:08 and 19:15 on 27 February, and has been successfully updated with current patches. This phase of the maintenance protects against Meltdown; further maintenance for protection against Spectre will take place when patches for it have been developed.

Updates will be posted here.

NC033: Emergency server maintenance

26 February 2018 10:17:51 +0000

Per our previous blog post, the next of our servers to undergo updating is NC033, on which the vast majority of our clients’ (and our own) nameservers (DNS) are hosted. The maintenance window is one hour long, but we expect that the server will be down for much less than that.

The maintenance window starts at:

Please click the link above to determine when this will be in your time zone.

The DNS (domain name system) has redundancy built into it, and we have multiple nameservers distributed in Canada, the US and the UK. This means that while this one server is down the others will take up the slack and this maintenance won’t affect the rest of your services in any way.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank-you for your patience.

NC018: Move of nameserver complete

11 September 2017 16:26:25 +0000

The move of NinerNet‘s primary nameserver to a new machine (NC033) has been completed, and our testing over the weekend shows that the new DNS information has propagated to the rest of the Internet.

The new nameserver has its own control panel, but we have not set up all client accounts on it yet. When that task is complete we will be sending you an email with your log-in information, and instructions for using the new control panel. If you have a need to manage your domain’s DNS and have not received that email yet, please contact support and we will assist you.

Thank-you for your patience during our recent migrations.

NC018: Server to shut down

8 September 2017 01:19:46 +0000

We will be shutting down server NC018 within the next 24-72 hours. Normally the closure of a server would not be an event we’d dwell on, but server NC018 has been around for a long time and the migrations off of it have been dragged out for longer than they should have been.

We want to assure all hosting clients that the email that used to be hosted on this server has long since been moved to server NC027, and all websites that used to be hosted on NC018 have been moved to servers NC020 and NC031. No email or websites remain on server NC018.

What does remain on this server at the moment is the DNS (domain name system) service. A new server (NC033) has been commissioned and configured to take over this service, and the DNS information for all domains has been transferred to the new server.

All that said, completely removing NC018 from the NinerNet ecosystem at the flick of a switch will probably reveal one function or another still connected to and relying on a server that has been around for as long as it has. While this is possible, any such function will be of minor significance — it won’t be anything vital to the operation of your email or website — and we’re doing this at the start of a weekend so that we can quickly address any issues that may arise outside of your business hours. We will, of course, post any necessary updates here on our status page (status.niner.net), to which you can subscribe.

One long-standing item that we will address after NC018 has been removed is the matter of control panels. The reason we have multiple control panels will be the subject of a future blog post, but there is a reason we don’t have one grand, unifying control panel … besides the fact that we’ve been there and done that and don’t want to do it again. We have three main servers (with control panels) providing our three main hosting services:

  • NC027: Mail server (email hosting)
  • NC031: Web server (website hosting)
  • NC033: Name server (DNS hosting)

Once server NC018 has been shut down we’ll redirect cp.niner.net to a page that explains the above. In the future we’ll implement a more elegant way of unifying (to a certain extent) the way you access the three control panels.

We thank you for your patience as we work very hard to improve our infrastructure to serve you better. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Craig

Access to control panel on server NC018

28 August 2017 21:16:37 +0000

Access to the control panel on server NC018 has been temporarily blocked while we deal with an issue on there. At this point, the only service provided by server NC018 is “nameservice”, as all client websites and email have been migrated to newer servers. Therefore the only reason you might need access to this control panel it to make changes to the DNS for your domain.

If you need to make changes to your domain’s DNS, please contact us with the changes you would like to make, and we will assist you as soon as possible. Thank-you, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Server NC018 move and maintenance complete

25 July 2011 07:46:28 +0000

The move of server NC018 to the new data centre has been completed. Due to two failures, the downtime for some websites was longer than the planned 12 hours. Please read the full details on our blog. Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding during this move.

NC018 update: Most sites back online

24 July 2011 20:52:02 +0000

We seem to have solved the problems with websites being down. Domain redirects and aliases are still not working though.

To top it all off, updates to Identi.ca and Twitter are not going through.

Will keep posting more updates.

NC018 update: Mail moving, still working on websites

24 July 2011 14:41:00 +0000

Email is moving again on server NC018. However, an automated update of the IP address for most websites failed. We’re working on restoring these websites as fast as we can.

Server NC018 back online, some issues

24 July 2011 13:03:33 +0000

Server NC018 is back online at the new data centre. We’re working through a few residual issues at the moment, mainly with email. We will post further updates here shortly.

Move of server NC018 under way

24 July 2011 02:39:09 +0000

The move of server NC018 started at 01:21 UTC. Further updates as necessary.

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