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Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.

GENESIS:

- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


SKOTOS:

- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


MAIN SITE:

- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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    Thursday, December the 3rd at around 1 p.m. the server will be down for approximately 20 to 30 minutes for routine maintenance.
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    We are tentatively scheduling some maintenance following the 3pm backup on Wednesday (June 8th) that should last 30 to 60 minutes.
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    • #3
      On Monday, December 19th, we will be shutting the server down for approximately one hour at 3pm EST for routine maintenance.
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      • #4
        On Friday, March 17th at 4pm EST the server will be taken down for approximately an hour for routine maintenance.
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        • #5
          It's that time again. On Wednesday, July 5th at 4pm EST the server will be taken down for approximately an hour for routine maintenance.
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          • #6
            We've just been alerted that a migration is required for the TEC machine due to an issue with the core OS. Therefor TEC will come down immediately following the 4pm EST backup on Tuesday the 26th and should be down for approximately 2 hours.
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            • #7
              Skotosí ISP will be doing some security updates. In terms of TEC, this means a shut down for a short time Monday evening beginning at approximately 6:50pm EST for the TEC game server and the Skotos website at approximately 7:50pm. Downtimes are expected to last 30 to 40 minutes if all goes smoothly.
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              • #8
                We've been alerted that there will be router maintenance on the two sides of our network on April 4th, then 6th, from 1pm-7pm PT each day. Our colo says that they "do not expect any downtime during this maintenance as we have full router redundancy. However, brief periods of packet loss or increased latency may be observed at times."
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                • #9
                  We've been alerted that there will be router maintenance on the two sides of our network on April 4th, then 6th, from 1pm-7pm PT each day. Our colo says that they "do not expect any downtime during this maintenance as we have full router redundancy. However, brief periods of packet loss or increased latency may be observed at times."
                  They just rescheduled these to be midnight to 6am PT on these two days, so much less likely to have any any impact on us.
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                  • #10
                    Instead of trying to summarize, I'll give it straight from the horse's (Shannon's) mouth:

                    There is a problem with the TEC hardware that is going to cause a forced reboot in a bit under a week.

                    Fortunately, I can get ahead of that by rebooting the machine on my own, and this actually dovetails with my desire to do some work on the TEC machine.

                    I'd like to schedule this for Thursday, from 9am-1pm PT. This is a multistage upgrade, which means that the machine will go up and down several times during the period. I will do my best to make sure that each shutdown is clean, but we should warn players that the game will be unreliable during that time. There is also the chance for a rollback if any of the upgrades has an unexpected result. If there are any problems with this timing let me know, else please let players know about the scheduled downtime.

                    Here's my list for the downtime:

                    1. Upgrade machine disk space.

                    2. Resize disk space.

                    3. Resize machine type.

                    4. Upgrade machine to Squeeze.
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                    • #11
                      There have been a few reports recently of what some to believe to be server lag. We're going to be doing some server maintenance Thursday (Dec 6th) at 9am EST which will cause the game to be down 30 minutes to an hour.
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                      • #12
                        The server maintenance that was schedule for today has been moved to tomorrow at the same time.
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