Server Maintenance - Today June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

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Server Maintenance - Today June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

Post by mingstar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi Folks,

The facility which houses our server is going to be doing some fairly major maintenance/upgrades in September. The changes involve substantial work on the facility power infrastructure.

In preparation for that maintenance event, they want to test the redundant power supplies on all of the equipment so that we won't be off line should they need to drop one "side" of the power.

Our server has two new, high capacity, "platinum" supplies, both of which were tested when the machine was installed. I have pretty high confidence that they're both still OK. As such, I don't think we'll be affected and the test will pass without incident. But, just in case, I want to be prepared by stopping the server for a few minutes to make a full back-up just prior to their "pulling the plug."

So, next week, on June 21, 2018, I will stop the Bogleheads server at 15:45 (3:45 PM) EDT to make a back-up. Theirs is a big place so it involves coordination between a lot of people. I anticipate being back in normal operation in less than an hour.

Larry

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Re: Server Maintenance - June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

Post by SimpleGift » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:57 pm

Larry, the opportunity doesn't arrive often to thank you for your tireless work behind the scenes keeping the Bogleheads Forum up and running, so I'd like to take advantage of this one. Thank you — your efforts are very much appreciated!
Cordially, Todd

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Re: Server Maintenance - June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

Post by LadyGeek » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:11 pm

This topic is now appearing in all forums.

Please prepare for a server outage, as mingstar will be making a full backup prior to the testing.

Tip #1: Always save your posts in a stand-alone text editor, like notepad. Not just for this planned outage, but it's distressing to lose all of your work when you accidentally close your browser before you post (been there, done that).

Tip #2: If a post doesn't go through, hit your browser's back button. A copy of what you've typed so far should be there. No guarantees, but it's worth a shot if you get stuck.
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Post by prudent » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:35 am

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Post by prudent » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:12 am

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Post by retiredjg » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

Thank Larry. Not just for the notification, but for all you do. :happy

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Post by prudent » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:43 pm

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Post by prudent » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm

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Post by LadyGeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:41 pm

Last call. Please hold-off on posting or save your work in a stand-alone text editor.
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Post by oldcomputerguy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 pm

Good luck. See you later.
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Post by livesoft » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:43 pm

What? Just let me fi

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Post by triceratop » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:44 pm

livesoft wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:43 pm
What? Just let me fi

ni
so long and thanks for all the fi
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Post by mingstar » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:45 pm

Say goodnight Gracie.

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Post by The Wizard » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Good night?
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Post by mingstar » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 pm

All done - we passed.

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Post by oldcomputerguy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:17 pm

We're BA-a-a-ack ....
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Post by LadyGeek » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:23 pm

This thread is no longer appearing in all of the forums, back to normal.
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Re: Server Maintenance - Today June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

Post by oldzey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:55 pm

livesoft wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:43 pm
What? Just let me fi

ni
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Re: Server Maintenance - Today June 21, 2018 at 15:45 EDT

Post by ccieemeritus » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:26 am

Thank you Mingstar.

As a retired IT guy, I’ll share my favorite related quote:

“Backups are easy. Restores are hard.”

:-)

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