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SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:45 am

[Planned maintenance for Tuesday, March 6. -- see below]

The server was unexpectedly offline early today.

mingstar is going to restart the server and install some maintenance updates. The intent is to (1) keep the server software current and (2) help to understand the unplanned downtime.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:48 am

Anyone working on a long post should save their work in a separate text editor now.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:53 am

Bumping for visibility.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by pondering » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:57 am

Thanks!
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:16 pm

The server is back.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Sandtrap » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:27 pm

Thank you for your hard work and updates.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by mingstar » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:33 pm

We updated the site's version of PHP to the latest supported version and, while we still see a few issues, it seems to be better than it was before.

We're going to "watch it" for a little while and may make one more change but we won't do that before tonight.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by bayview » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 pm

Thanks for doing such a great job keeping this up and running!

My apologies, because this has probably been asked before, but could the announcement of planned downtime be bannered at the top of all sub-forums (in the announcements section, I guess), and then taken down?

I very rarely visit this subforum until after there was a problem, lol. Also, I log into the Board Index page index.php , rather than to the actual homepage https://www.bogleheads.org/index.php , which I've just never been able to get my arms around, so if an announcement is stickied or bannered there, I would never see it either.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by oldcomputerguy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:08 pm

mingstar wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:33 pm
We updated the site's version of PHP to the latest supported version and, while we still see a few issues, it seems to be better than it was before.

We're going to "watch it" for a little while and may make one more change but we won't do that before tonight.

Larry
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Mudpuppy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:26 pm

I guess I should have posted about the random time-outs I was getting here last night, but I just assumed it was on my side since I was also getting intermittent errors accessing Slashdot too. Glad to see it was all fixed here this morning.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:54 pm

mingstar wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:33 pm
We updated the site's version of PHP to the latest supported version and, while we still see a few issues, it seems to be better than it was before.

We're going to "watch it" for a little while and may make one more change but we won't do that before tonight.

Larry
The server will be offline Tuesday, March 6, at 11 AM Eastern (16:00 UTC) to make the suggested additional change.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE **on March 6 **at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Nestegg_User » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:53 pm

bumped for visibility


Note: you should change the header to indicate
that it will be down on ** MARCH 6 **

people will then see it / might want to make it
a “sticky” ( is there such a thing as a temporary sticky?)
edit: I see once logged in that it appears as an announcement / without logging in, the “announcements” don’t show up, hence my “bump”

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:28 am

Bump for visibility.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by pondering » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:22 am

Looking forward to a brief and successful planned downtime.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 am

Bumping once again for visibility on the Bogleheads homepage.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Sandtrap » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:21 am

bump bump

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 am

LadyGeek wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:54 pm
mingstar wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:33 pm
We updated the site's version of PHP to the latest supported version and, while we still see a few issues, it seems to be better than it was before.

We're going to "watch it" for a little while and may make one more change but we won't do that before tonight.

Larry
The server will be offline Tuesday, March 6, at 11 AM Eastern (16:00 UTC) to make the suggested additional change.
Bumping once more for visibility on the Bogleheads homepage. Approximately 30 minutes until the server will go offline for a short maintenance period.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Sandtrap » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:45 am

Countdown bump.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Sandtrap » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:56 am

last bump

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by TIAX » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:58 am

Bump, can we do these at 3 am?

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 am

TIAX wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:58 am
Bump, can we do these at 3 am?
It depends on the availability and schedule of mingstar and/or LadyGeek.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by Sandtrap » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:27 am

bumping

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by mingstar » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:33 am

Sorry for the delay - I was on a conference call until just now. I'll begin at 11:45 EST.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by mingstar » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 am

We're back.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by oldcomputerguy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm

mingstar wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 am
We're back.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:28 pm

Peculiar_Investor wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:59 am
TIAX wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:58 am
Bump, can we do these at 3 am?
It depends on the availability and schedule of mingstar and/or LadyGeek.
I confirm availability depends on mingstar and/or myself. I didn't do my usual thread update earlier today because I have a day job.

mingstar took care of this latest change.

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Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by pondering » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:56 pm

Thanks again for your help.

I would like to second the suggestion to put the month and day in the topic title.
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Re: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 pm

Good point, thanks. I inserted the month and day in the topic title.
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