[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two weeks - backup time

2013-08-23 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
Thanks to Mark Holmquist for maintaining http://etherpad.wmflabs.org for
the past long while. It is going down in 2 weeks, so please retrieve
your text.

I recommend that you:

* go into your browser history
* search it for etherpad.wmflabs.org
* go to each of those pads and copy-and-paste the content someplace,
preferably on a public wiki, even if it's just in your userspace
* replace the content of the Etherpad with a link to the wiki page
you've moved the text to

-Sumana


 Original Message 
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two
weeks - backup time
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:13 -0700
From: Mark Holmquist mtrac...@member.fsf.org
Reply-To: Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org
To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org, engineer...@lists.wikimedia.org,
lab...@lists.wikimedia.org

The day we have all equally hoped for and dreaded is come to pass: Etherpad
Lite has now replaced Etherpad Classic in production, and the labs
instance
is on its way out.

This is my as-wide-as-possible email warning to say that everything on the
labs instance, as really should have been expected, is going to be gone
soon.
Not immediately - we intend to give you two weeks to get your important data
off the instance and onto the new one at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/ -
but you should _absolutely_ be moving things as soon as possible. We will
also keep a data dump around, in case anything else needs to get pulled out
of the pads, but I would suggest not relying on that if you don't have to.

And in the future: If a URL has wmflabs.org in it...don't put anything,
ANYTHING, important there. The purpose of labs is to let us experiment with
new technology without having to worry about reliability.

Thanks so much for your help and understanding in the course of this
migration.

tl;dr: http://etherpad.wmflabs.org is going down in 2 weeks, get yer
stuff off it.

-- 
Mark Holmquist
Software Engineer, Multimedia
Wikimedia Foundation
mtrac...@member.fsf.org
https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:MHolmquist

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two weeks - backup time

2013-08-23 Thread Sumana Harihareswara
And just as a reminder: etherpad.wikimedia.org is not a production-level
service, and therefore any data within an etherpad
should be considered both public and able to disappear at any time.
This is one reason I recommend that people use Etherpads for short-term
defined collaboration sessions, and frequently do backups, and always
archive documents to a wiki after a session ends.

-- 
Sumana Harihareswara
Engineering Community Manager
Wikimedia Foundation

On 08/23/2013 04:16 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
 Thanks to Mark Holmquist for maintaining http://etherpad.wmflabs.org for
 the past long while. It is going down in 2 weeks, so please retrieve
 your text.
 
 I recommend that you:
 
 * go into your browser history
 * search it for etherpad.wmflabs.org
 * go to each of those pads and copy-and-paste the content someplace,
 preferably on a public wiki, even if it's just in your userspace
 * replace the content of the Etherpad with a link to the wiki page
 you've moved the text to
 
 -Sumana
 
 
  Original Message 
 Subject: [Wikitech-l] Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two
 weeks - backup time
 Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:13 -0700
 From: Mark Holmquist mtrac...@member.fsf.org
 Reply-To: Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org
 To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org, engineer...@lists.wikimedia.org,
 lab...@lists.wikimedia.org
 
 The day we have all equally hoped for and dreaded is come to pass: Etherpad
 Lite has now replaced Etherpad Classic in production, and the labs
 instance
 is on its way out.
 
 This is my as-wide-as-possible email warning to say that everything on the
 labs instance, as really should have been expected, is going to be gone
 soon.
 Not immediately - we intend to give you two weeks to get your important data
 off the instance and onto the new one at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/ -
 but you should _absolutely_ be moving things as soon as possible. We will
 also keep a data dump around, in case anything else needs to get pulled out
 of the pads, but I would suggest not relying on that if you don't have to.
 
 And in the future: If a URL has wmflabs.org in it...don't put anything,
 ANYTHING, important there. The purpose of labs is to let us experiment with
 new technology without having to worry about reliability.
 
 Thanks so much for your help and understanding in the course of this
 migration.
 
 tl;dr: http://etherpad.wmflabs.org is going down in 2 weeks, get yer
 stuff off it.
 


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