A new virtual machine for running your own mirror of MusicBrainz is now available. Thanks to InvisibleMan78 for the continuous feedback and to Jeff Sturgis for his work with Docker Compose! This is the last virtual machine to include the soon defunct search server. Links:
- Added helper script
set-web-server-name to allow connecting to the web site from a remote host;
- Added helper script
turn-port to allow turning service ports on/off for db (postgresql), musicbrainz, redis, and search;
- Fixed docker containers startup on VM boot;
- Fixed potential access token loss due to helper scripts
- Fixed and improved documentation (now copied inside the VM);
- Improved error handling in helper scripts;
- Updated MusicBrainz server, search server, base image and dependencies.
This server release converts more search results pages to React and fixes seven bugs. Thanks to @riipah for fixing @TouhouDB handler. Search scores are no longer displayed on search results page for clarity as they misleadingly weighed down the the importance of results appearing on the first page but not in the first place. The git tag is v-2018-08-14.
- [MBS-9760] – Convert the event search results page to React
- [MBS-9761] – Convert the series search results page to React
- [MBS-9687] – Field error messages are not always translated
- [MBS-9694] – TouhouDB URLs are not recognized
- [MBS-9705] – URL overview header link is now appended with /show
- [MBS-9744] – OAuth userinfo endpoint returns latin1 encoded JSON
- [MBS-9755] – Fix unknown search in statistics for scripts
- [MBS-9757] – Search page form is sometimes in the wrong language
- [MBS-9784] – IMDb verification too strict (# of digits)
- [MBS-9780] – Normalize Creative Commons URLs to HTTPS
- [MBS-9767] – Remove search score display from the UI
I have recently released a new MusicBrainz virtual machine. This virtual machine includes all the important bits of MusicBrainz so you can run your own copy! I’d been hoping for feedback if people have encountered any problems with this VM, but I’ve not received any feedback. Here is to hoping that no news is good news!
For information on how to download, install and access this new virtual machine, take a look at our MusicBrainz Server setup page. The new VM can be downloaded from here via direct download or a torrent download.
Most of the outstanding bugs should be fixed in this release — if not, please open a new ticket.
There is a new test VM available for anyone who would like to try the latest, possibly not fully debugged, VM. I’m not sure why the VM is nearly 20GB larger than the previous one, while containing roughly the same stuff, but that is what we’re stuck with for this test. I’ll try harder to minimize the size for the final build.
Grab the VM here.
Read these Usage tips.
IMPORTANT: Please ignore the usage tips published on the wiki — they do not apply to this release. For the next release I’ll try and match more of the characteristics of the last version. Do read the usage tips above!
File a bug here.
We set up a new european FTP mirror: ftp://ftp.eu.metabrainz.org
URLs to MusicBrainz Server Virtual Machines were changed in the process, you may find them at ftp://vm.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz-vm/, documentation was updated to reflect this change.
Time to check the weather forecast for hell, because it appears to have frozen over! We have finally released a new Virtual Machine that contains all of the MusicBrainz server software and fixed all of the currently outstanding bugs (for the VM).
The new VM now uses a 64-bit architecture and has 80GB of disk-space so it should be much easier to get along with. I tried to ship one VM that has the search indexes build in, but after 3 hours (and increasing time) of trying to export that VM I killed it. If someone has better luck exporting a VM after building search indexes, please let me know. Also, VirtualBox seems to have improved in stability on Mac OS, so we are not going to build a VMWare version of the VM at this time.
All the details for the new VM are on our Server Setup page.
Remember to get your Live Data Feed access token here if you plan to use the replication.
I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released the May 2014 Virtual Machine images of the MusicBrainz server!
If you’d like to direct download or BitTorrent download these images, head on over to our Server Setup page.
There have been no real changes to the setup of the VM images — we still publish a VirtualBox and a VMWare image. The instructions for using the VMs haven’t changed; the latest data and the May 26th version of the software are loaded on these images.
I’ve released the VMWare version of the 2013-10-14 schema change release:
This VM is 8.7GB large and is built on the latest version of VMWare (Fusion in my case). If you’re using a VMWare product, then use this image.
The documentation for this VM has been updated to reflect the latest changes. Please make sure to read this page while you wait for your download!