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posted by NCommander on Friday March 21 2014, @04:05PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the look-scheduled-downtime-what-a-novelty dept.
We need to do some maintenance operations on both the webserver and database servers. We expect that we're going to have to offline mysql for awhile, and as such the site will be down while the database is. We expect the work to be approximately 15-20 minutes, but scheduling a full hour in case something goes wrong.

During this period, IRC, as well the wiki will remain up as they're on separate boxes, so you can reach us there. We'll post news to the wiki if for whatever reason we remain down for more than an hour.

Sorry about any inconvenience
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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Thexalon on Friday March 21 2014, @04:21PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Friday March 21 2014, @04:21PM (#19359)

    What's this "Slash" I see next to the story? Is that the guy from Guns 'N' Roses?

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by RobotMonster on Friday March 21 2014, @04:31PM

      by RobotMonster (130) on Friday March 21 2014, @04:31PM (#19365) Journal

      What's this "Slash" I see next to the story?

      It's slang for urinate, as in "I need to take a slash."
      Seems appropriate, as the site needs to "go down for maintenance" :-)

      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Ethanol-fueled on Friday March 21 2014, @04:53PM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Friday March 21 2014, @04:53PM (#19374) Homepage

        If "slash" is "urination," I'd hate to think what "beta" is.

        Also, downtime during prime trolling hour? But how will I earn -1, Troll with IRC posts? Bah.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by NCommander on Friday March 21 2014, @04:31PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Friday March 21 2014, @04:31PM (#19366) Homepage Journal

      I misclicked on the topic index. Corrected.

      That being said, if we do something about slashcode itself, slash is probably the right topic which is why we didn't delete it.

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      Still always moving
  • (Score: 5, Informative) by xlefay on Friday March 21 2014, @04:29PM

    by xlefay (65) on Friday March 21 2014, @04:29PM (#19364) Journal

    Just for those who don't know, the wiki: http://wiki.soylentnews.org/ [soylentnews.org]

    As for IRC: either, with an IRC client: irc.soylentnews.org (IPv6 enabled!; 6667 [non-ssl] or 6697 [ssl - self signed (soon to be replaced)]; you can also reach us via "webchat" http://chat.soylentnews.org/ [soylentnews.org]

    HTH

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @04:42PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @04:42PM (#19368)

    I ragged on you lot a lot, but, for what it's worth, you guys have been doing a bang-up job with this site. Keep up the good work.

    • (Score: 2) by evilviper on Saturday March 22 2014, @04:51AM

      by evilviper (1760) on Saturday March 22 2014, @04:51AM (#19615) Homepage Journal

      Saying "I" while posting as AC, without indicating who YOU ARE, is pretty useless.

      Next time you want to apologize, log-in first, Barrabas.

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      Hydrogen cyanide is a delicious and necessary part of the human diet.
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 22 2014, @01:20PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 22 2014, @01:20PM (#19680)

        Dumbass.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by SlackStone on Friday March 21 2014, @05:39PM

    by SlackStone (815) on Friday March 21 2014, @05:39PM (#19388) Homepage

    A maintenance window shouldn't be considered an "inconvenience" or need an apology when advance communication is made. I once worked in a shop that only allowed maintenance to be performed on 12/25 or 12/30. I now work at a shop that understands the importance of scheduled downtime with proper warning.

    • (Score: 2) by etherscythe on Friday March 21 2014, @07:15PM

      by etherscythe (937) on Friday March 21 2014, @07:15PM (#19435) Journal

      Agreed. I might also suggest that a topic of this nature might benefit from being "stickied" at the top of the front page until the downtime occurs so that people loading up close to the appointed time aren't caught off guard before they scroll down far enough.

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      "Fake News: anything reported outside of my own personally chosen echo chamber"
  • (Score: 1) by GlennC on Friday March 21 2014, @05:56PM

    by GlennC (3656) on Friday March 21 2014, @05:56PM (#19394)

    And have the signed approvals been posted to the appropriate archives?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @06:41PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 21 2014, @06:41PM (#19409)

      What about the 7 day blackout and review window?

  • (Score: 2) by skullz on Friday March 21 2014, @06:56PM

    by skullz (2532) on Friday March 21 2014, @06:56PM (#19418)

    Did you fill out the new TPS report for this downtime?

    Let me fax you over a copy...

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by dotdotdot on Friday March 21 2014, @07:16PM

    by dotdotdot (858) on Friday March 21 2014, @07:16PM (#19437)

    ... is not "tonight" for everyone, you insensitive clod!

  • (Score: 1) by bart9h on Friday March 21 2014, @07:27PM

    by bart9h (767) on Friday March 21 2014, @07:27PM (#19443)

    What more can I do at 9pm on a Friday?