Monday, August 30, 2010

Brief downtime tonight

Update: Everything seems to have gone swimmingly. You may now resume your regular gamely activities.

Hey, all. Hope everything’s going well.

For a very long time Dreamhost has been encouraging its users to migrate all their databases onto one physical server. I’ve always postponed moving BlogNomic’s stuff so as not to cause downtime. But this “encouragement” has progressed to the point where it’s somewhat difficult for me to create databases for other sites now. So at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (that’s 7:00 am UTC), Dreamhost is going to go ahead and perform the migration.

There will probably be some brief downtime while it takes place. My understanding is that the old DB will be disabled before it’s copied to the new server, so there shouldn’t be any rollback of submitted content. But just to be sure, if you post anything tonight after reading this message, do check in the morning to be sure your content is still here.

The whole thing should be completed with no further intervention from me. If anything funny happens, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and I’ll fix it as soon as possible. I will of course be making a complete backup of the database before the migration begins.

TL; DR: Brief downtime around 07:00 UTC. Database will be backed up. In case of emergency, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



08-30-2010 04:38:21 UTC

75th Trombone, always there to help us out.

75th Trombone:

08-30-2010 13:01:30 UTC



08-30-2010 20:26:38 UTC

Yay, thanks 75th!