[sf-lug] done: Re: sf-lug.org "32-bit" (i386) to "64-bit" (amd64)

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Fri Jul 3 22:49:41 PDT 2015

And it's completed - fully 64-bit (amd64) now.

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: Re: sf-lug.org "32-bit" (i386) to "64-bit" (amd64) (!)
> Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:08:11 -0700

> No trip needed, all remote.
> And may start it *now* ... or relatively shortly.
> Between start and completion, one can expect some *brief* outages,
> notably for reboot to change kernel, and some bouncing of services
> as binaries are swapped out.
> Again, that's just for sflug (provides [www.]sf-lug.{org,com}),
> the other hosts (physical and virtual) on that box are already
> 64-bit (amd64).
> Only bit that should ever need or warrant (as precaution, if nothing else)
> on-site, is particularly critical work on the operating system on the
> physical host ("vicki") - all else can be fully done remotely (and if
> we ever fully get the IPMI set up properly for "vicki", then even that
> could be done fully remotely).
>> From: jim <jim at well.com>
>> Subject: Re: sf-lug.org "32-bit" (i386) to "64-bit" (amd64) (?)
>> Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:28 +0000
>> lemme know if that'll entail a trip
>> to the box; I can hold things and
>> bring food.
>> On 07/03/2015 04:50 AM, Michael Paoli wrote:
>>> If there are no serious objections,
>>> I'll probably proceed in relatively near future (e.g. this month)
>>> to "upgrade"(/sidegrade/crossgrade) the sflug host (providing sf-lug.org &
>>> sf-lug.com) from "32-bit" (i386) to "64-bit" (amd64)
>>> installation.
>>> Rationale (at least in key part):
>>> Simplification of administration.  At present that host is the one and
>>> only "odd man out" - of three hosts installed on that physical box (1
>>> physical and 2 virtual), sflug is the only remaining 32-bit installation.
>>> Conversion to 64 bit would render it to be same architecture (and  
>>> distribution)
>>> as the other 2 hosts on that physical box (which would also save on
>>> bandwidth and storage, etc.)
>>> references/excerpts:
>>> Have done quite similar before:
>>> http://www.wiki.balug.org/wiki/doku.php?id=system:32-bit_to_64-bit

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