# Fedora Data Centre Move - What it means for you?
subject: Fedora Data Centre Move - What it means for you?
As you may have heard in the past few months, most of the Fedora Infrastructure which is
currently hosted in a data-center in Phoenix Arizona (USA) will be moving to a new
datacenter in Virgina (USA) in just a few weeks now.
While we are doing our best to ensure a continuity of service to the project, there will
be some consequences of this move.
The main issues will be that for several weeks:
- *Fedora's build capacity will be significantly reduced*.
- A few applications, not directly related to building Fedora, running in the Fedora
Infrastructure will be offline (see link below)
Practically, this means that your build will wait longer to find a builder available and
as a result the whole build process will feel slower. The builds per say should not be
As a result, if you know today that you have some important packaging work to do, we
invite you to try to prioritize it now if possible. Otherwise, if you have the opportunity
to plan this work for after the move is done, it would save some resources for builds that
cannot/should not wait (CVEs and alike).
In addition, during the move there will be no staging environment. This will directly
impact very few people, but from an infrastructure point of view it also means that we try
to avoid as much as possible updating applications (for example deploying a new account
system or new releases) during that time.
To give you some insight on dates*:
- The week of June 8th we will be moving services from one data-center to the other, so
there will be ongoing outages as resources are moved from one data center to one with
- We are hoping to continue rebuilding the infrastructure in Virgnia the week of June 22nd
as shipped hardware arrives at the new facility.
- The target deadline to complete the entire move and return to normal capacity in Fedora
Infrastructure is July 28th
A couple of final notes:
- right after the end of the move, there is a mass-rebuild scheduled, so you could use
this as an opportunity to let releng do the builds for you if you prepare everything in
- Please try to avoid pinging nirik or smooge in the coming weeks so they can focus on
this delicate exercise, but if you run into them, I'm sure they will appreciate your
support or/and some cookies on irc (nirik++ smooge++)!
- Please bare with us while we're working on the move as responses to tickets/requests
will likely be slower than usual.
A list of the applications that will be impacted by the colo move is available at:
Thanks in advance for your understanding and help,
* All the dates are subject to changes, going from networking issues, to servers dying
because of the move, to a world-wide pandemic changing the working conditions in the
data-center, but these are current estimates.