August 2011 Archives

CPAN Testers Server Failure

Unfortunately the CPAN Testers server has a failing hard disk, which is only allowing READONLY mode access. As such, all CPAN Testers operations are now failing.

The host company has confirmed that ...

a) our disk has a fault
b) we don't have a second RAID disk (even though we're paying for it!)

As such to replace the disk it requires complete data loss!

As you might anticipate this is not making me happy today. I had already started making plans to migrate to a new server, but to do this gradually over the next month. However, it looks like this will need to…

CPAN Testers Summary - July 2011 - Permanent Waves

957,044 ... that's 957,044

That's the number of report submissions we saw during the 31 days of July! This biggest monthly submission we've ever had. Just over 40,000 reports more and we would have broken the 1 million barrier. Considering it took 9 and a half years to reach out first million milestone, the fact that we're now seeing nearly 1 million a month is just staggering. I've stopped posting about passing each million mark as its becoming to frequent. You'll have to wait for the 20 millio…

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