Server maintenance - 2015-10-22 9:00:00 AM UTC

Handruin

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#1
Just an FYI that our hosting provider needs to perform a mandatory maintenance on our hosting node on 2015-10-22 9:00:00 AM UTC. They will perform a reboot on the node and then run their updates for the underlying Xen framework. They've scheduled a 2-hour window for this update but expect to be much less than the allotted time.
 

CougTek

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They are quite lucky to be able to do maintenance during normal work hours. I've spent last night up doing emergency maintenance on our main cluster shared volume to prevent a lost of service to our employees. I've worked from 1am to 7am. I came back to the office a few hours later to finish my normal work day. People are pissed when I ask to perform schedule maintenance during the week-end. [/rant]
 

Handruin

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I hear ya. They're doing rolling upgrades over lots of nodes so its been on going for some time. I guess this is what I get for $20/month vs what you're managing probably requires more uptime. There is an option available for me to switch my container from Xen over to KVM but that's about 20-30 minutes of down time. I'll wait until after this to do that move. They claim performance improvements come from the move.
 
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