SourceForge Infrastructure and Service Restoration update for 7/31

By Community Team

On 7/16, Slashdot Media sites (including Slashdot and SourceForge) experienced a storage fault. Work has continued 24×7 on service restoration. Updates have been provided as each key service component was restored. We’ve provided four prior updates (7/18, 7/22, 7/24, 7/28) summarizing our infrastructure and service restoration status. This is our fifth and final large update for this incident.

As of 7/31, all Slashdot Media sites and services have been restored.

Activity since our 7/28 full update:

  • SourceForge file upload capability was restored to service on 7/31, matching our announced ETA.
  • SourceForge CVS service, non-Allura-backed Bazaar (bzr) SCM service, and interactive shell service were restored on 7/31, ahead of our announced ETA.

SourceForge staff will continue to monitor and respond to the support ticket queue.  If you are in need of support, please submit a ticket at:

Root cause analysis (RCA) for this incident has been formed.  Slashdot Media teams will continue to meet next week to complete preparation of recommendations and post-mortem documentation.  Additional information to be provided to the community via this blog.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

8 Responses

  1. Emmanuel Puybaret says:

    Thanks for the hard work. I could commit the pending source code of Sweet Home 3D and upload the files of version 5.0 with no problem.
    Have a nice rest!

    • rgaloppini says:

      Hi Emmanuel, I’m glad you appreciated, and it is good to ear everything works fine for you now!

  2. Gonzalo Garramuño says:

    Thanks for all the hard work. It was a difficult one this time around.

  3. Cameron says:

    Thank you for your hard work! This incident has been last for about one month. I am waiting for a root cause analysis post for this incident. I think it should be an important learning example in internet history.

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  5. Matthieu says:

    Thanks but the download/upload is still completely screwed up. Impossible to add or remove a file or folder, the last uploaded files are not available.
    I guess that’s why the company is being sold.

  6. DMcCunney says:

    The part I really want to see is the root cause analysis. When I saw the outage reports, my first question was what sort of file system corruption could have caused the reported problems, and how that corruption could have occurred.

    I assume the SourceForge team is working hard to find the answers to both questions, and make sure that sort of failure can’t happen *again*. I look forward to hearing all about it when you have the answers.