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Wikimedia Labs system admin (sysadmin) documentation sucks
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see https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Nova_Resource:Tools/Documentation/Admin#Webservers

I would happily fix many issues like occasional apache breakages etc, but it's really very hard because stuff is pretty much undocumented.

If Coren wouldn't document how tool labs work, he will probably remain the only 1 person who can ever fix anything there...


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URL: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Nova_Resource:Tools/Documentation/Admin#Webservers

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:20 AM
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bzimport set Reference to bz55946.

It does, but that's hardly a critical issue.

coren lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Dec 23 2014, 7:43 PM
coren set Security to None.

I think this is fairly important, and we should make better docs now. New tools admins would be joining us shortly, and this page should be much better.

Tested the failover. Worked perfectly.

Haven't tested instructions on bringing back a dead instance, though.

coren removed coren as the assignee of this task.Nov 23 2015, 6:04 PM
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chasemp added a subscriber: chasemp.

Nothing is ever going to happen with this ticket as it's too broad to be useful. We are constantly trying to improve, and helping others improve the documentation, and thinking about the documentation of Tools.

Things are in a totally different state now than 2014.