Maintenance for Christmas

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the lowest-usage days of the year (both in terms of member activity and in terms of visits to member sites), so we are going to roll out some core system upgrades over the next 36 hours. These updates relate mostly to file servers.

Despite having no single point of failure from the hardware perspective, each site’s content is still backed by a single system image (necessary for coherency), so these updates may cause some temporary disruptions to affected sites. We will do our best to minimize that.

We do also plan to upgrade our core database servers. These are fully redundant, so we do not anticipate disruption, but the possibility does exist. We hope this upgrade will resolve an issue that mainly manifests as intermittent errors in our member interface early in the morning (UTC) on Sundays.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up, hope you all get some good rest this week too. 🙂

    Comment by Finn — December 24, 2019 #

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