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BBB Migration

June 25, 2021 at 2:10 AM UTC

BigBlueButton

Resolved after 1h 59m of downtime. June 25, 2021 at 4:10 AM UTC

At 02:00 UTC (22:00 EDT), I will be upgrading BigBlueButton. There will be downtime but I’m not sure how long it will last, probably less than two hours. (00:13 UTC — Jun 25)


After looking around for a while, it looks like the “migration” path is as follows.

  1. Update DNS to point to the new server
  2. Install BBB using bbb-install.sh (should take ~30 mins)
  3. Copy recordings over and ensure correct permissions
  4. Tar /root/greenlight/ (the frontend), copy to new server, unpack, and overwrite what bbb-install.sh sets up
  5. Update Greenlight following the docs

It might take about two hours. We’ll see. (00:45 UTC — Jun 25)


DNS has been updated and installation script is running. I’m about to stop the old system and begin archiving the Greenlight installation for transfer. (00:40 UTC — Jun 25)


User data finished restoring about 30 mins ago but recordings are going to take a while to transfer. Aside from that, everything is up and running perfectly fine.

I did enable email verification using my mail server so you will very likely need to log in from a private browser window and initiate the verification process before you can access your rooms again.

Additionally, I am going to start removing video recordings after 1 month. This new server has less storage than the old so some amount of maintenance will be required to ensure it doesn’t fill up. However, I will be installing a plugin that produces a downloadable file that can be uploaded to another platform like YouTube or Peertube. It will produce these in an automated manner, so once the session’s recording is available, the file should be available a few hours later. (04:10 UTC — Jun 25)


Amolith

Last updated: June 25, 2021 at 4:11 AM UTC