Horde Webmail Folder Issue

Please note that I was made aware of another issue this morning with the Horde webmail client. Essentially, mail within sub-folders appears to be missing. The messages are in fact there, they are just not being displayed. I will investigate further into this issue tonight, in the mean time domain administrators are encouraged to go ...

Horde Webmail Login Issue Resolved

My apologies for the inconvenience today for users of Horde webmail. An unforeseen side effect of upgrading to PHP 5.6 last night was failed logins for users trying to access to that particular webmail client. I have done a quick patch this evening and everything should now be back in order.

PHP Upgraded

A brief note to let everyone know that PHP has been upgraded to version 5.6.31. This is an interim step before we head-on-up to version 7.1 in a few months. Nothing but good things PHP7 and very little breakage. If you have any issues, please let me know.

Scheduled Server Downtime Notification 2

Please be advised that there is a scheduled server outage on Thursday, November 27th at approximately 6:30AM EST that will affect all services (web, e-mail, etc) on websrv03. This outage could last as long as 30 minutes while we perform important system maintenance. I apologize for any inconvenience, and I hope to keep actual down ...

Scheduled Server Migration Notice

The time has come once again for server hardware migration. The current hardware on websrv02 has served us well over the years but the warranty is now up and it’s time to move to bigger and better hardware. The new server I have purchased sports x4 2.13GHz Intel CPU’s, 24 GB of RAM, and 1TB ...

We’re All Together Again

I was trying to think exactly when it was that I decided to split our DigitalOrphans website load into two servers… I believe it was in 2005 when I was teaching at St. Lawrence College, and the program coordinator asked me to provide web-hosting for all of the graphic design students. That experience of hosting ...

websrv02 Scheduled Maintenance

A brief reminder that we have a scheduled outage this evening of websrv02 so that maintenance can be performed on the server. We will be upgrading to Plesk 10.3, PHP 5.3, and also doing some operating system upgrades. Please expect intermittent outages over the next few hours as these upgrades are completed. I will be ...

websrv01 Maintenance Completed

A quick follow up regarding the emergency maintenance that took place last night. Work started at roughly 9:50PM EST, and service was fully restored by approximately 10:15PM EST. During the rebuilding of the RAID array all services were available, but servers’ performance was degraded. As of 2:30AM EST the RAID array was fully rebuilt, and ...

Emergency Maintenance on websrv01

Please be aware that one of the hard drives in websrv01 has predictive failure, meaning that it is possible the drive could fail in the not-so-distant future. I have scheduled a Dell technician to be onsite this evening at 10:00PM EST to replace the drive in the machine, which requires me to schedule 30 to ...

Scheduled Replacement of websrv02 Hardware

This is an important notice to inform websrv02 users that we will be replacing the websrv02 server hardware on Friday, February 19th, 2010. The current hardware is about four years old, and while it has not given us any problems we like to make sure our hardware is always in tip-top shape. The websrv02 server ...