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Scheduled Downtime Friday

Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by lotuseclat79, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    When exactly is the scheduled downtime to occur?

    Users need to know when it will occur rather than the cryptic message that it will occur?

    Thanks,

    -- Tom
     
  2. LauraMJ

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    As usual, you can always go to the status page and find information on any problems or site downtime. :) Clicking on the "cryptic message" will take you to the same page. ;)
     
  3. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Why does this maintenance occur during "prime time" vs "after hours"?

    Peace...
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    "Prime time" and "after hours" are not the same for everyone in different time zones Tom. I don't think we should expect Mike to have to do these things at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. and he does have a business to run as well in addition to many other projects he's involved in. :)
     
  5. TechGuy

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    The actual database downtime will be around 9PM tonight -- we generally have fewer people around then than in the middle of the day, but I agree it still stinks. Sorry! :)
     
  6. tomdkat

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    Obviously.

    Understood and I'm a very busy person myself. 2 or 3 in the morning doesn't have to be the case as 8 or 9pm can work (provided the time can be scheduled), not to mention weekends or even evenings on weekends.

    So, the maintenance is done during "prime time" mostly out of convenience? If so, that's fine but I would like an answer.

    Peace...
     
  7. tomdkat

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    Ok, that's cool. Thanks for the info. :)

    Peace...
     
  8. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I wasn't trying to speak for Mike, just giving my own observations and opinions. But the downtime is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. so I guess I don't understand what your definition of "prime time" and "after hours" is. :)
     
  9. tomdkat

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    Ok, fair enough.

    Well, the attachments server is (or was) down already which prevented me from attaching some screenshots in a thread where I'm providing some assistance to someone. No biggie, I can post those later and the rest of the post went up fine.

    "prime time" is usually known as the "prime usage time" or the time(s) of day where the site gets the heaviest traffic. "After hours" would either mean after the close of business (in a corporate environment) or during time(s) of day when the site would get the least amount of traffic, which would be mostly at night. Of course, when it's night time in the US, it's day time in Europe and that part of the world so there will never be a time when NO ONE is on. However, there will be periods of time when website traffic is at its lowest and these times would be as close to "after hours" as we can get (given the nature of this site).

    Peace...
     
  10. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Well the overall project is going on for close to 12 hours so I guess it's difficult to schedule something like that around anyone's definitions or preferences. :)

    I'm just glad it will be down for only hour. Of course, that is provided everything goes as planned. :)
     
  11. Blackmirror

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    So what time is that across the pond lol
     
  12. lotuseclat79

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    Hi Blackmirror,

    If you are on GMT, then you are 4 hours ahead of EDT at this time of year, 9PM eastern is just about the time you folks may be getting back from the local pub, eh? - about 1AM your time. :)

    -- Tom
     
  13. dotty999

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    wont affect me, I'll be in sleep mode:D
     
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    Did someone mention sleep mode ??
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    Looks like all went well..............

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