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Toolserver administration was (and continues to be) primarily done by River. Elian was in charge of approving accounts and being the primary contact point between the Toolserver and Wikimedia Deutschland. River created the actual accounts and administered the server.
- June 2004: Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. (the German Wikimedia chapter) is founded.
- August 2005: JeLuF arranges for Sun Microsystems to donate a V40z server (later named zedler) for use at that year's Wikimania in Frankfurt.
- After the conference, Mark takes the server home and uses it for a coffee table.
- September 2005: The server is liberated from Mark's house and installed at Kennisnet in Amsterdam, where it becomes the first "tools server"
- January 2006: DaB. takes over from Elian as the Toolserver contact at Wikimedia Deutschland.
- April 2006: a disk array (purchased in January) is added to
zedlerto provide more space for the database, and improve performance.
- June 2006:
hemlockis donated by Sun to the Wikimedia Foundation, and becomes the "login server". zedler is only used for databases.
- June 2007:
yarrowis installed as a new server to handle the s1 and s3 clusters
- June 2008: after
hemlockbecomes increasingly overloaded,
nightshadeis installed as a replacement login server, and
hemlockbecomes the web server
- March 2009: two new servers are installed:
rosemary</tcodet>, a new database for the s1 cluster, and
wolfsbane, a new web server to replace the again overloaded
- June 2009: Three servers are added to the Toolserver cluster:
cassini(for OpenStreetMap-related work),
hyacinth(intended to become the new /home NFS server), and
daphne(intended to become the server for the S2 databases).
- May 2010:
orteliusis set up as a redundant web server.
vandalewas donated by Kennisnet for the Wikimedia Foundation as part of the original donation by Kennisnet of rack space, servers, and bandwidth. It was originally intended to be a database server, but then was borrowed from the Foundation and used for the Toolserver as a _________.