Server Team Meeting, 2012-09-18

Attendees: Peter Niederlag, Christian Trabold, Steffen Gebert, Bastian Bringenberg, Michael Stucki

Beginning of the meeting: 08:00 CEST.

Open Issues from last meetings

Gerrit Upgrade

  • [INFO] Gerrit Upgrade is scheduled for today, all tests have worked well, we are on track!

Backup Server

  • [TASK] The new backup server still needs to be installed. Steffen and Michael need to discuss the next steps. (see
  • [INFO] Priorities: 1. Move the server to the new data center, 2. Change to tape drive backups, 3. Try to automate the configuration of new hosts


  • [INFO] The documentation is currently not up to date. Please update the wiki when you add/remove a new server

Forge update

  • [INFO] Peter will meet with Stefan Sprenger this Friday and prepare the Redmine update. We are very much looking forward to this, thanks Peter and Stefan!
  • [INFO] Forge projects for Chef cookbooks. Multiple projects have been created in Forge for this. Michael mentions that it will be possible to use multiple repositories in one project in Redmine 1.4.0 and later (see Peter thinks this is interesting but probably can't be used right now.
  • [INFO] We discussed if there is a better way to run the Redmine site (like passenger/fcgi/nginx/unicorn etc.). It needs to be considered that we still need to be able to run PHP scripts (for SSO).
  • [INFO] It is important to focus on the "Redmine" issues. The workshop should be focused on cleaning up Redmine. Getting it to work with Chef is low priority and can be addressed in another workshop.

Central Message Queue

Next meeting

  • The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 08:00 CEST

End of the Meeting: 09:30.