Reminder: etherpad.wmflabs.org will end in two days.
-Sumana

On 08/23/2013 01:20 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
> 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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