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CommRel support for FY2020-2021 Q2 DC switchback
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Hello again! Following T244808, we're now planning the switch back to eqiad, which is planned for Tuesday, October 27, 2020. We'll plan to start the read-only window at 14:00 UTC again, and we might as well reuse the "up to an hour" messaging. Next time, we can consider being more optimistic about the duration, but let's leave it for now.

I just published the switchback dates at wikitech:Switch_Datacenter.

Caution: Oct 27 is after summer time ends in Europe, but before Daylight Saving Time ends in North America, so we'll have to pay special attention in converting to local time zones. Sorry for that, it's still the best date I could pin down.

Date: October 27
Time: between 14:00 and 15:00 UTC

Announcements planning:

Over the weeks before the event

Week 42

  • recontacting translators to have the message being translated.
  • message wikitech-l

Week 43

Week 44

  • Tech News week 44 (this is happening this week)
  • Banner set for a display on all wikis 30 minutes before it happens

Week 45

  • Retrospective

Event Timeline

RLazarus created this task.Thu, Oct 1, 8:54 PM
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Whoever ends up handling this on the community side:: I'll add this to next week's Tech News and /44, so you don't have to worry about Tech News, that's already covered.

Trizek-WMF triaged this task as High priority.Fri, Oct 2, 2:53 PM
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Whoever ends up handling this on the community side:: I'll add this to next week's Tech News and /44, so you don't have to worry about Tech News, that's already covered.

Thank you. I may add it to some other issues.

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I pinged translators for a follow up on the information message, since this message is only 75% translated for some languages.

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