From sysadmin team
Update 2011/12/29 00:30 UTC: Main server is now back and we have fixed everything.
Update 2011/12/20 15:30 UTC: Mageia website has been migrated to an other server. Mailing lists are still offline. We are still working on it.
Last night, around 00:40 CET, the main server of zarb.org, which still hosts some of the mageia services, suffered from serious I/O problems on the boot volume of the raid array. One of the admins decided to reboot it hoping this could solve the problem, but the server was not able to start up and the various remote control systems (serial cable, admin card) are not sufficient to solve this problem. Zarb.org admins have contacted Lost Oasis (who offers hosting to Mageia.Org and Zarb.org) to find a solution. Since the servers are in south of France, few people of the team can access it without a long travel.
We have no ETA to give for now. The known impacted services are:
- some of the mailing lists (at least mageia-dev, mageia-discuss and some others)
- the main website (www.mageia.org)
- the old wiki (new one on wiki.mageia.org is fine).
The build system as well as all other websites are working fine. All data is safe on a backup on another server, but without physical access and spare drives we cannot do much for the server.
Feel free to ask on IRC (#mageia or #mageia-dev on irc.freenode.net) if you have any questions. We will update this post as soon as we have more information.