Posted by ckknight Jan 18, 2009 at 21:48 UTC
Hey all, we're planning on having a downtime on Monday, January 19, 2009. Planning on starting around 10 AM CST and it shouldn't last more than a few hours.
This will affect the repositories and the website, but not forums.
We're planning on migrating from MySQL to PostgreSQL, since we've had just far too many issues with InnoDB locking up the database making the entire site inaccessible for minutes at a time, and we can't afford to lose transactions and ACID compliance by switching to MyISAM. Here's hoping it fixes the problem.
Addendum: And we're all done. Very anti-climactic, if you ask me.
Posted by Kaelten Jan 13, 2009 at 17:20 UTC
Sorry for the brief outage.
The issue has been fixed, just click login in the top right as usual and the forums should log you in without issue.
Posted by ckknight Jan 12, 2009 at 21:33 UTC
We're doing some maintenance on the forums system, moving boxes around in the server room and all. We expect the downtime to last no more than a couple hours.
To pass the time, here's a kitty:
Posted by ckknight Jan 07, 2009 at 17:31 UTC
Hey beautiful people, we're gonna have another downtime today.
Hopefully this won't take too long, but it's always hard to gauge.
We're transferring the DB back to the real DB server, which has been upgraded to a newer OS as well as 64-bit, so we can finally use 8 GiB of RAM instead of just 2 GiB.
Addendum: And we're done and everything went smoothly.
Posted by ckknight Jan 06, 2009 at 17:34 UTC
We've been having some DB issues with wowace and curseforge, so we're going to be doing some tinkering on the DB server.
I'm sure some of you have noticed the long pauses when trying to visit pages on wowace and/or curseforge, and our hope is to fix this issue.
We predict that the downtime shouldn't be more than a few hours, but it's always hard to gauge these things.
We also plan to have another downtime soon to finish the task, though probably not today.
We're back up, people. It only took half an hour, which we're very pleased with. There still will be another downtime later, but probably not today.