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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