We now produce a dump containing all of the OSM Notes. It is updated daily and is available at planet.openstreetmap.org/notes/
We’ve been experiencing problems with disks being kicked out of the RAID array on Pummelzacken (future nominatim server). We’re working with our hardware supplier to find the root cause.
One of yevaud’s disk arrays has been degraded for several weeks due to a failed disk. A warranty replacement has been arranged and should be installed in early September. The increased load on the server led to delays in deploying new openstreetmap-carto stylesheets.
Ubuntu 14.04.1 has now been released, so 14.04 is now available as an LTS update and we have started upgrading our machines.