LibriVox Will Be Down for Maintenance Wed Nov 28-Fri Nov 30

Posted on November 27, 2012 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News | Comments: 4 Comments on LibriVox Will Be Down for Maintenance Wed Nov 28-Fri Nov 30

Dear Everybody,

We are moving homes! All LibriVox systems are going to move from our current servers to a new home at the Internet Archive (thanks Internet Archive! and thanks to Syntenic for hosting us the past couple of years).

IMPORTANT!!: The LibriVox website and forum will be unavailable while we move. Please visit our Twitter feed for the latest information.

This thread is to explain our timeline and to host questions and answers. Please DO post below (or on the forum) if you have any questions! And after the move, please post here if you spot any glitches.


  • Done: Planning new set-up, implementation and preliminary testing.
  • Done: Confirm dates with our sysadmin and our contacts at Internet Archive and current hosts.
  • Weds 28th Nov, 10PM EST: Put up “closed for maintenance” page on our site while we move.
    For the time in your area, check the worldclock.
  • Thurs 29th Nov (evening EST): MC volunteers will test all systems. Once this is completed satisfactorily …
  • Fri 30th Nov (evening EST): All LibriVox systems back up and running!

Note this is not a simple process, so there might be some glitches. Don’t panic if it takes a little longer.


Q: Can I still listen to LibriVox books while the site is offline?
A: Yes! All our books will be available at as usual. You won’t be able to use the LibriVox catalogue to find them, though.

Q: Can I post in the forum or read the wiki or website while the site is offline?
A: No. These will be unavailable while we move them.

Q: How can I find out how the move is going?
A: We’ll post updates on Twitter as well as our page at the Internet Archive, which will be available throughout the move.

Q: What will be different once we’ve moved?
A: Nothing you will notice yet. Our aim right now is to keep everything the same, just in a new home. Our new website and improved process support software will be live in early 2013. Stay posted for more information about that!

Q: What shall I do while the site is offline?
A: Some recording, editing or proof-listening? Volunteer for whatever you think you can get through in a few days. Don’t forget to download any necessary files before the site closes down! Don’t overload yourself either, we won’t be gone for long.



  1. Molly says:

    I run an educational website for children which links to a lot of content from Librivox, presenting it in a child-friendly format. We have links to download the books, to subscribe to the books in iTunes, links to the internet archive pages, as well as links that stream each chapter. The download and itunes links are from the catalog page, and the streaming links are addresses that end with . We have links to hundreds of Librivox books, representing thousands of chapters since we link to every single chapter of the books we highlight, so kids can easily pick up where they left off if they are streaming from the computer.

    Will our links still work for the 2 days you are offline? More importantly, will any–or all–of the links become inactive after you move to a new server? If someone could please let me know, I would really appreciate it. Our website is .

  2. LibriVoxer says:

    As far as I know, they should all still work. The only one I’m not sure of is the iTunes linking.

    Web addresses that end with scare me, because I think those are links to specific servers at Archive rather than to the file itself. If the file gets moved to a different machine, the links may break. Unbreakable links would be of the format of project at Archive/booktitle_##_author.mp3

  3. sanjay says:

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