Raphaël Hertzog: Due to an unfortunate mistake we lost our gforge database this morning. As usual in those situations, you just discover that the daily dump you expected is no more generated since the last hardware migration.
due to an unfortunate mistake we lost our gforge database this morning. As
usual in those situations, you just discover that the daily dump you
expected is no more generated since the last hardware migration.
So I restored an old backup dating back to the 29th of october (when we
migrated to the new host). We still had some dumps of user accounts and
groups, so I wrote some scripts to integrate those data in the gforge
database. So we all have all projects and all users which had an unix
account as of yesterday.
What is definitely lost however is the changes done to
trackers/forums/surveys during that period and in general anything that is
gforge-specific. We're really sorry for that, you can be sure we'll take
required measures for the future.
Concerning all accounts which were created since the migration
See list in .
Your unix (SSH) account still works with your password. However your web
password is disabled and your entry doesn't have any email associated to
it. So you can't use the “lost password” feature. We also lost any SSH
keys you had registered and all other preferences you had.
If you want to recover your account, please use the SSH access to login
and create a file in your home directory with your email.
$ ssh email@example.com
account-guest@alioth:~$ echo “firstname.lastname@example.org” >my-email
account-guest@alioth:~$ chmod 600 my-email
Then mail email@example.com and ask us to reconfigure the account
with the email indicated in that file. Once it's done, you'll be able to
use the “lost password” feature and reconfigure your account.
Note that DD account (without -guest suffix) have been reconfigured with
their @debian.org email, so please directly use the “lost password”
feature to recover a password and reconfigure your account.
Concerning all projects which were approved since the migration
See list in .
They have been recreated and users have been readded (although some of
them they might have lost their admin role), but in general most of your
gforge configuration is lost. The mailing lists are still there however.
Please reconfigure your project (including user's rights) and check
everything. If you have weirdness to fix, please get in touch with us.
Concerning all other projects
All users which have been added since the last migration have been readded
with the role “Junior Developer”. Users which were removed have been
removed too. In most cases, this is ok but for accounts which have been
promoted to “Admin” in that period, it means you have lost your admin
rights. Get in touch with the old admins to fix this.
All other changes that you might have done to trackers/surveys/forums/news
are also gone. Please redo them if they were important for you (for
example changing rights of the observer role to restrict posting to
If you have weirdness to fix, or if you have more questions, please join
#alioth on irc.debian.org or ask directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support!
 List of accounts recreated:
 List of projects recreated (note that you have received a duplicate
mail “Alioth project approved” already):
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