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Upcoming downtime early tomorrow morning (7-16-16)

PostPosted: July 15th, 2016, 11:13 pm
by Phaiz
The server host will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning at 1am CST. Normally I wouldn't inform everyone about this as it is typically trivial, however the host will be moving us off of our current machine onto a newer machine as the one we are on is nearing the end of its' life. This may be a confirmation of the performance drop I and others have seen over the past few months.

They are estimating the entire process to take around 8 hours for all of their customers but I have not been given an exact time for when our servers will be moved. During this time all game servers and web pages will be offline.

Starting at approximately 1am CDT on July 16, we plan to begin moving all customers off of the machine hosting your server, to other machines at the same location. We are doing this in order to decommission this old machine, which is nearing the end of its useful life because it is no longer acceptably fast or power-efficient.

We expect the process to take at least 8 hours, as we move the servers one by one.

Re: Upcoming downtime early tomorrow morning (7-16-16)

PostPosted: July 15th, 2016, 11:49 pm
by hawkesnightmare
Hate to be the guy running that job. Eight hours of some of the most tedious work.

Re: Upcoming downtime early tomorrow morning (7-16-16)

PostPosted: July 16th, 2016, 1:00 am
by Clone
hawkesnightmare wrote:Hate to be the guy running that job. Eight hours of some of the most tedious work.


I love doing that kind of job :P

Re: Upcoming downtime early tomorrow morning (7-16-16)

PostPosted: July 16th, 2016, 1:31 pm
by Justin
Phaiz wrote: This may be a confirmation of the performance drop I and others have seen over the past few months.


That makes a lot of sense and is something I never would have thought about. Hopefully we see some improvements.

Re: Upcoming downtime early tomorrow morning (7-16-16)

PostPosted: July 16th, 2016, 2:48 pm
by Phaiz
The web server was moved a few hours ago. I do not have any confirmation of the game servers being moved yet and I also have not seen any downtime for them aside from the daily restart. It is very possible that they have not been moved yet. If this is the case, they will come back online automatically after the move takes place.