Re: [Tools-discuss] Deletion of unused and broken trac instances

John Levine <> Sun, 14 March 2021 22:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Deletion of unused and broken trac instances
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It appears that Jay Daley  <> said:
>To support Robert as The Tools Team PM, I am working on an RFP to move all the wiki pages in existing trac instances to a new wiki
>product and all the issues to GitHb repositories.  In preparation for this work, I propose to have all broken and unused Trac
>instances deleted so that we do not waste resources having those migrated.  

Do we plan to keep backups of the broken instances in case someone in
the future thinks there was something of interest in them? I don't
propose offering a recovery service, just "here's a copy of the files,
good luck and let us know if you find anything."


>- Broken instances are ones that cannot be started by the Trac software.  They may well contain data but as no support calls have
>been raised since they broke some years ago, I am assuming they are no longer needed. 
>- Unused instances are those with no edits made and no issues raised.
>The following lists have been circulated to the IESG and WG Chairs and one instance moved from one list to another.  Please note:
>there are multiple examples where a specific WG/Team uses a set of wiki pages underneath inside another wiki, not actual wiki set
>aside for that purpose, which remains unused.  e.g. genart pages are under the gen wiki not the specific genart wiki, which is
>This is just a final check to make sure there are no concerns with this deletion.  Please let us know in the next few days if you do
>have a concern.
>PS There will be a follow up this week about what Wiki product I propose we switch to.
>1.  List of the broken instances along with an estimated date for when they broke.  24 in total.
>Jun 10  2019	ITU-T-CITS
>Oct 22  2014	aaadoctors
>Jun 11  2019	add
>Jul 10  2015	appsdir
>Oct 22  2014	genart
>Jun 26  2019	iepg
>Oct 22  2014	intdir
>Oct 22  2014	iotdir
>Jun 11  2019	lake
>Jun 11  2019	loops
>Jun 26  2019	mentor
>Oct 22  2014	mibdoctors
>Jun 11  2019	mops
>Oct 22  2014	opsdir
>Oct 22  2014	perfmetrdir
>Oct 22  2014	raiart
>Oct 22  2014	rsvpdir
>Oct 22  2014	rtgdir
>Oct 22  2014	sdpdir
>Oct 22  2014	secdir
>Oct 22  2014	smartpower
>Jun 27  2019	tdd
>Oct 22  2014	tsvdir
>Oct 22  2014	yangdoctors
>2.  List of unused Trac instances.  159 in total
>Jay Daley
>IETF Executive Director