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Postby avij » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:09 pm

There will be a short maintenance break for EBT's webserver 23.11. at about 05:00 CET. This is primarily in preparation for a slightly longer maintenance break that's going to happen some day next week (more details about that will be posted later on).

After EBT is up and running again, there will be a somewhat longer maintenance break for the EBTForum's server, possibly for a few hours.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Postby avij » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:50 pm

As I mentioned in my previous message, there's going to be another maintenance break for EBT next week. At around 08:00 CET on Tuesday, one of the hard disks for EBT's web server will be replaced. The forum remains available during the maintenance break at forum.eurobilltracker.eu
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Postby avij » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:54 pm

EBT is currently very happy with its two healthy hard disks, and the EBTForum server also got a new hard disk recently.

However, it appears that the power supply for EBTForum's server is slightly inadequate and it needs to be replaced with a more powerful model. This will happen on Saturday morning. EBT is unaffected, except for entering notes via phone (WAP) which will be disabled during the maintenance break.

Sorry for the slightly short advance warning, but it's best to make the update as soon as possible and I just got the replacement power supply.
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Postby avij » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:51 pm

There will be a maintenance break for EBT on 31 December at about 03:00 CET. I'll need to rearrange some indexes to speed up some queries, and preliminary testing on our development server suggests that the conversion may take about two hours. EBT will be unavailable during this time.

While I'm waiting for the rearrangement query to finish, I'll also upgrade EBTForum's phpBB to the latest released version (mostly small bugfixes).
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Postby Nerzhul » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:27 am

Sorry for the short notice.

EBT will go down for a short maintenance break around 2am tonight to enable a few features and adjust the database accordingly. More on that later.
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Postby avij » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:01 am

avij wrote:Our office (where EBTForum is hosted) lost network connectivity this afternoon, and as it looked like the connection won't be restored until Monday at the earliest, I decided to transfer EBTForum to the same webserver as the main EuroBillTracker site.

The connection was restored on Monday morning, as expected. We're going to move the forum back to its original server on early Thursday morning, primarily for load balancing reasons. This time we'll make some special arrangements so that updating the nameserver data won't cause us any downtime. It'll take about 1h to transfer the database and to make the required changes to the forum configuration, so the forum will be unavailable during that time.
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Postby Nerzhul » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:24 pm

EBT will be unavailable for a few minutes around 9pm CEST tonight because we'll update the site and release a major (and lots of minor) new features.
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Postby avij » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:21 am

Our ISP is performing some scheduled maintenance tasks tonight, 27.9. 00:30 - 03:30 CEST. EBT may not be fully available during this time. The forum is unaffected by this.

EDIT: We were unavailable for about 20 minutes during the night.
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Postby avij » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:36 pm

The forum server will change its IP address soon because we're switching to a different ISP. I'm going to arrange the change so that the forum would always remain available, but as history has shown, things don't always go as I've planned.. The switch will probably occur in the next seven days, I don't know the exact schedule yet. It's going to take a few days until the name server changes have propagated to all of you.
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby avij » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:12 pm

There will be a short hardware maintenance break for the EBT webserver tomorrow, Thursday 28.8. at around 08:00 CEST. EBT is likely to be available again after some 10-15 minutes. The forum is unaffected.
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby Nerzhul » Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:09 pm

There will be a short break tonight around 1am CET as we need to regenerate some internal statistics.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but you should be sleeping/out partying anyway ;-)
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby avij » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:33 am

Our ISP is doing some network backbone maintenance work tonight between 00:00 - 03:00 CET. EBT and the forum may be unavailable for short periods of time within that timeframe. [ref]
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby avij » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:03 pm

Hi, we're moving the server of EBT and EBTF to a new location on Friday, 11th June, ie. tomorrow. The new data center should be slightly better in terms of cooling and network connectivity.

This means that EBT and the forum will be unavailable tomorrow from about 09:00 CEST to 10:00 CEST. The IP address of the server is also going to change (to 80.69.163.42).
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby Nerzhul » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:33 pm

Tonight around 11:30pm CEST EBT will be unavailable for a few minutes while we're regenerating some internal statistics to correct various inconsistencies which have accumulated in the last months.

Sorry for the short notice.
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Re: Planned minor service interruption

Postby Nerzhul » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:45 pm

On August 5th around 11:30pm CEST EBT will be unavailable for 15-30 minutes. Some big new features will be rolled out which require changes to the database.
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