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Old 08-19-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:17 AM   #2
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Those five minutes were tremendously inconvenient, but we'll forgive you!

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:33 AM   #4
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What was it that was upgraded? And I never knew the site was down. I was sleeping during the down time.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:09 AM   #5
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What was it that was upgraded? And I never knew the site was down. I was sleeping during the down time.
That's right; normally we don't have to go down during an upgrade. But this time a kernel upgrade was involved which required an immediate reboot.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:14 AM   #6
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We'll upgrade our kernel again in the next 45 minutes. Sorry for the short notice. Expected downtime: less than 5 minutes.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:14 AM   #7
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Downtime was 10 minutes due to some unexpected event (reminder to oneself: never reboot a system that is currently being backup'ed).
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The update was so fast, I never even noticed it happened. Of course, being asleep at the time probably helped.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #9
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We're preparing for another kernel security update.

When: During the next hour
Expected downtime: less than 5 minutes
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:19 AM   #11
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You had to take the system down just as I was about to read about the planned downtime. HAHAHAHAHA!
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Once we reach the critical mass, we'll consider building a cluster service... then no more downtimes, even during updates
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I just found it funny that I was just about to read about the downtime when the site went down.
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