Site News & Announcements
Announcements pertaining to Writing.Com!
|[ UPDATE: 2:25pm - Upgrade completed and the site is coming back to normal (there's a big burst of requests that come in to the servers after they've been offline and it takes them a few minutes to answer the flood and get back up to speed). All in all, started about 5 minutes late, ended about 5 minutes late. Success! ]
Scheduled Downtime: 1:55pm thru 2:15pm Eastern, Today - June 17th
We've scheduled a RAM upgrade for our primary database server to take place at 2pm Eastern today, June 17th. The upgrade will take the server from 8 gigs of RAM up to 16 gigs. Since it is the primary database server, we'll be taking the site down a few minutes before 2pm. The network staff @ our host, INetU, will take the machine offline, add the RAM, and then bring the machine back online... and then we'll bring the site back up. We expect (and hope for) less than 20 minutes of downtime.
(Since this upgrade affects the primary database server there's "quite a few moving parts", as they say. We scheduled it during the day because it's easier to take care of all those, with the best INetU staff on hand.)