Changing monitoring & status page service provider from InStatus to Uptime Robot.
Ended on December 4, 2020, 12:00
Task: Retiring the webmail app called Rainloop currently located at webmail1.d19.ca. After Rainloop is retired, I will be changing the subdomain for the second (and soon only) webmail app called Roundcube from webmail2.d19.ca to webmail.d19.ca.
Context: I currently offer two webmail apps (Rainloop and Roundcube), which was because at the time I started hosting emails, Roundcube was more powerful / feature-rich, but Rainloop was the only mobile-friendly webmail app on the market. This changed a few months ago, and Roundcube is now the far stronger webmail app as it is more mobile-friendly and much more feature-rich than Rainloop. Additionally, offering two webmail apps is much more work to support and maintain than necessary. Currently there is no advantage to Rainloop over Roundcube, so I will be retiring the Rainloop webmail app in favour of the Roundcube webmail app.
Expected Outcome: Rainloop (webmail1.d19.ca) to be retired and Roundcube (webmail2.d19.ca) to be the sole webmail client offered at a new URL of webmail.d19.ca.
1) Do I need to do anything before the change to the webmail apps offered?
The only thing I recommend (but not required) is to familiarize yourself with the Roundcube webmail interface (currently at webmail2.d19.ca) and let me know if you have any questions or concerns with the Roundcube webmail app. Other than that, nothing more is needed.
2) Do I need to migrate any data? Is there a risk to losing any data?
No there is no risk to losing any data as the data isn't being touched. The data has never been stored in the webmail interface, it just loads what's on the email server itself the same as your email client applications if you use those. This means that the same emails and folder hierarchy currently seen in Rainloop will appear the same in Roundcube too. They will always be in sync since there is only one "source of truth" they both point to.
Ended on December 6, 2020, 00:00