Due to critical hardware failure, I’m forced to shut down and migrate all my websites and those hosted on my server soon. This might happen this afternoon already.

Right now, most of the websites are still working properly. Nevertheless, several database queries, depending on MySQL’s temporary directory, currently fail since the temp filesystem unfortunately is read-only. Most likely, this effects categories and article tagging in WordPress.

Even though I’ve prepared and tested the migration so far, there will be a downtime of at least several minutes. After the migration, there might be character problems due to a required change from LATIN1 to UTF8. This may result in not properly displayed German characters like “ä”, “ö”, “ü”.

If you encounter problems in the next few days, please contact me.


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  • Maintenance time is hopefully over!

    Most (very likely all) sites and databases have been migrated and are (as far as I can see) working properly.

    Luckily, I know what I’m doing and prepared most of the work earlier this morning 🙂

    Still: if you encounter problems, please report them.


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