The upgrade to debian 10.10 from 4th July 2021 went fine. All systems are operational again.

If you experience any problems, send me an email.

-- Happy Chatting!

And again I mixed up the dates:

The next update will be of course on 4th JULY 2021.

Sorry

On Sunday, 04. June 2021 (CEST) there will be a bigger update on the XMPP server. The server will be taken down for a short time to accomplish the full update, but I don't expect the downtime to be longer than 3 hours if no problems arise.

The upgrade to debian 10.9 and prosody 0.11.9 went without any problems.

If you experience any problems, please report via email.

-- happy chatting!

On sunday, may 16 2021 (CEST) there will be a bigger upgrade of the server, so there will be a downtime of up to 3 hours if all goes well.

The server update is done. No problems. All systems are up and running again.

- Happy Chatting!

UPDATE:
Of course the server maintenance is on 7th MARCH 2021 not 7th feb as stated in the last post!

Thanks to @u_urban for making me aware of this!

XMPP server maintenance on sun, 7th feb 2021 CET

Because there is a rather big update to Debian 10 (Buster) and also for the prosody XMPP server, I need to take the server down for a longer period to do a full backup in order to be able to roll the system back to a running state in case of failure.

This will be done some time on sunday, 7th of february 2021 (CET). So expect XMPP to not being available.

I don't expect the outage to be longer than 3 hours if no problems arise.

The kernel upgrade is done and the system has rebooted.

All services are up and running again.

Happy chatting!

On sunday, 7. Feb 2021, there will be a reboot of the XMPP server due to a kernel update. All connections will be interrupted and have to be reestablished after reboot.

The update to debian 10.7 went fine and all services are up and running again.

Happy chatting!

Some time during the next weekend (19. - 20. Dec 2020) I'll update the server to Debian 10.7 (buster). The server has to be stopped and restarted in order to do so.

Because I do a full system backup before the update to eventually roll it back fast in case of problems, the downtime may be a little longer. Please expect a downtime from 2 to 3 hours.

But as always I'll try to keep the downtime as short as possible.

The kernel update is through. All services are up again.

Happy Chatting!

Due to a kernel update there will be a downtime of the XMPP server some time during
the coming weekend.

I'll try to keep the downtime as short as possible.

The upgrade to debian 10.6 is done.

There was an update to prosody 0.11.7 too which went fine. I also updated all used prosody modules.

Everything should work as expected now.

Some time on the weekend from friday, 2nd October 2020 to sunday, 4th October 2020 I'll upgrade the XMPP server from debian 10.5 to debian 10.6.
The server has to be restarted, so all connections will be cut off and have to be reestablished when the server comes up again.

I'll keep the downtime as short as possible and hopefully there won't be any unexpected problems.

The update to prosody 0.11.6 is done.

Everything should work as expected now.

Some time during the weekend from friday, 11th September 2020 to sunday, 13th September 2020 there will be a bigger maintenance because of the upgrade of the XMPP server from prosody 0.11.5 to prosody 0.11.6.

Because I don't want to stay up all night, the maintenance will be between 10:00 and 22:00 CEST on one of these days.

Hopefully there won't be any unexpected problems. In this case the downtime won't exceed 3 hours (hopefully).

Maintenance for XMPP on tuesday, 1st september 2020 22:00 CEST.

If no unexpected problems arise, the downtime won't exceed 2 to 3 hours.

Because of the update to debian 10.5 (buster) the XMPP- and web-server must be taken down and be restarted. Also I have to change some other things, so the downtime will last a little longer, but shouldn't exceed 3 hours.

I will take the server offline in the night from sunday, 9th of august 2020 to monday, 10th august 2020 during the maintenance.

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