The Cone of Silence descends

About four o’clock Central, this place will be going (temporarily) dark(ish):

We will be working to improve service on your MySQL server this Wednesday, March 22nd, starting at 2PM PDT. This maintenance is estimated to take up to 2-3 hours to complete with a total of roughly 2 hours of downtime. Databases will not be available during this 2 hour period.

As part of this improvement, we will be upgrading your MySQL server to improve stability as well as patching it for potential vulnerabilities. There should be no data loss, but connectivity will be affected by this maintenance, and changes to your databases should not be made until the maintenance is complete.

I’m interpreting this to mean that a cached copy of the front page will still appear, and all the old static pages will remain available, but the latest and greatest will be even later, if not necessarily greater.


  1. Roger O Green »

    22 March 2017 · 9:19 am


  2. CGHill »

    22 March 2017 · 10:01 am

    Well, I’m just one (fraction of a) server out of several thousand; this isn’t a systemwide maintenance announcement. (They’re also working on Live Chat, so maybe I wouldn’t undertake anything major while one of their better help tools is unavailable.)

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  4. The Other McCain »

    22 March 2017 · 9:48 pm

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