Thursday 18 July 2013

Downtime This Morning

I'm taking the server down for 40-50 minutes at 10 am as it's fairly quiet today, this is to clone the server so I can start testing the new version of TekkitRestrict which was released a couple of days ago.

It has a lot of changes, making it more efficient (server restarts should be slightly shorter and memory / cpu usage will be decreased) and fixing / improving some features that have been somewhat buggy in some previous versions.

If all goes to plan we'll be upgrading to it once my testing is complete (probably around a week) and I'm sure everything is working as it should, the upgrade will involve at least 3-4 hours downtime as the plugins config files and logging methods have changed meaning a lot more work to migrate and test our settings etc.

It will be worth it in the long run though as for one thing it should mean unbanning Project Tables!

Update: 10:00 - Server is down and the backup / cloning process has started.

Update: 10:50 - Server is back up, but whitelisted while I test a small last minute change.

Update: 11:00 - Whitelist is off!