Sunday 8 December 2013

Scheduled Downtime On Monday

Just to confirm the world switch will be happening tomorrow as follows:

Downtime For World Switch:
Date:Monday (9th December)
Time (UK):9:00 am to 3:00 pm*

*3:00 pm is the earliest time the white-list is expected to be removed, it could be significantly later so please check here for updates before trying to connect.

As you can see the list of stuff to be done is pretty long: 
  1. Full backup/clone.
  2. Restore normal maintenance schedule.
  3. Replace all plugins with fresh copies & test.
  4. Replace all mods with fresh copies, apply latest patch versions & test.
  5. Remove current world.
  6. Undo some temporary changes made to keep server running with old world.
  7. Remove all world specific data and config that doesn't apply to the new world.
  8. Rename new world and change configs to match.
  9. Test old configs now work correctly with new world.
  10. Make several dozen config changes & test.
  11. Add permissions for new plugins & features & test.
  12. Set border for new world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors.
  13. Generate new Nether world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors.
  14. Generate new End world, pre-generate all chunks and scan for errors.
  15. Delete backups and other unneeded data from the old world.
  16. Setup wilderness warps (replacing current world warps) and warp zone.
  17. Reset coreprotect database and other logging.
  18. Double check I didn't forget anything and re-open server! 
As usual I'll post updates on here as things progress!