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Server Backend Upgrades 6/19 and 6/26 1-4pm WST

Postby galled » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 am

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SERVER BACKEND UPGRADES



Now that school is out (yay!), we will be upgrading Windlyn's back end. This will increase speed (decrease response time) and increase simultaneous throughput (number of simultaneous connections). We are scheduling 2 separate times, 3 hours each, a week apart, to take the server offline. (These upgrades are rather complex so they must be done in stages.)

Here are the dates and times:

Upgrade 1: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 1-4pm WST - completed
Upgrade 2: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 1-4pm WST

Note that we may be back online sooner. (3 hours give us some wiggle room when the almost inevitable "snag" rears its ugly head!)

:L_Wing: Thank you for your understanding and support! :R_Wing:

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Re: Server Backend Upgrades 6/19 COMPLETED

Postby galled » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:10 pm

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SERVER BACKEND UPGRADE 1 COMPLETED


We were back online in 1 hour! (We hit a small issue, but it was quickly resolved.)
Remember that this is the first of two upgrades with the next scheduled for:

Upgrade 2: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 1-4pm WST



Please see Server Backend Upgrades 6/19 and 6/26 1-4pm WST for the whole scoop. :)

:L_Wing: Thank you for your understanding and support! :R_Wing:

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Server Backend Upgrades 6/26 Notes

Postby galled » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:00 pm

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SERVER BACKEND UPGRADE 2 NOTES



Backend Upgrade #2 ran into several problems. Each was addressed one by one until we discovered that Windlyn's code needs some tuning to be fully compatible. In the end we were forced to roll everything back to the previous upgrade (which seems to be solid). Yep, a bummer, but we see a path forward from here.

We will attempt Backend Upgrade #2 again when we're ready. Windlyn was back up within the allotted time, but that's when we discovered that things were not well, so about an additional half hour of downtime was experienced. We apologize for the inconvenience.

:L_Wing: Thank you for your understanding and support! :R_Wing:

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