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The system upgrade is now complete, and hopefully, everything works as it should.
There have been some rather annoying, unforeseen snags, so I'm redoing a lot of steps. Please be patient, I aim to have things back up and working by 14:00 UTC (16:00 CET).
This upgrade may take a bit longer, sorry. :(
There will be a new upgrade attempt tomorrow, August 3rd, after the scheduled MUD reboot around 09:35 UTC (11:35 CET) and for 1-2 hours after that.
We are not upgraded yet. Due to unforeseen slowness in certain parts of the upgrade process, I will need to try again at the next scheduled reboot. Sorry about that.
Well, duh, I forgot that there is a 42 minute delay for the reboot. So that means the downtime will start at 13:30 UTC and last for, hopefully, no more than 60 minutes. (Because at 14:30, I want to go home.)
Today, I will be performing a total OS upgrade, skipping one OS version to bring us up to Debian Stretch (9.x) from Wheezy (7.x). There will be a downtime lasting from around 12:45 UTC (the regularly scheduled MUD reboot time) until sometime between 13:00 UTC and 14:30 UTC. This is regrettably unpredictable.