Server downtime tonight, or maybe tomorrow?

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Server downtime tonight, or maybe tomorrow?

Post by drwr » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Heads up players, I just got this email from my server's hosting provider. Confusingly, I received it on 11/16/16, but it says the downtime will be "tonight, 11/17/16". So I guess it will be down either tonight or tomorrow. Mostly this shouldn't affect players unless your game turn happens to be scheduled to run during the downtime.

Dear David,

As part of our ongoing effort to ensure the most secure environment for your hosting services, we recently identified a bug in the Xen Kernel and will be applying a bug fix to the server that your site is hosted on. This will require a reboot of the server which will result in up to 20 minutes of downtime for your site while the server restarts. The reboot will take place at 8:00pm eastern daylight time tonight, 11/17/16.

We realize how important the reliability of your website is and will be making every effort to minimize any impact to your site.

Sincerely,

The Security Team

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Re: Server downtime tonight, or maybe tomorrow?

Post by drwr » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:06 am

As many of you have no doubt noticed by now, the downtime was considerably more than 20 minutes--my server was down for over 24 hours. Please accept my apologies. I'm starting to investigate alternate server providers now.

David

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