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RTH Offline for Scheduled Maintenance - Updated

The website will be offline for scheduled server maintenance for 60-90 minutes tomorrow between midnight and 9:00 AM.

By RTH Staff
Published March 30, 2015

Raise the Hammer is hosted on a server operated by Webfaction. We have been advised that the website will be offline for 60 to 90 minutes some time between midnight tonight and 9:00 AM tomorrow morning (04:00 - 13:00 UTC) while the server is relocated.

RTH regrets any inconvenience while the website is offline.

Update: When the hosting provider tried to start the server at the new location, the file system failed. They had to replace the server and migrate all the websites on the failed server to the replacement.

As a result, RTH was offline for around 12 hours yesterday until the site was copied to the replacement server. We regret the inconvenience while the site was unavailable.

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By myrcurial (registered) - website | Posted March 30, 2015 at 13:21:54

Thanks for the headsup - Glad that RTH isn't run on Metrolinx time - you'd have to be offline until the middle of next week!

PS: make sure you backup, just in case they drop your server on the floor and all the comments spill out. (I've actually said something similar in a change meeting, with a straight face, woot!)

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By TreyS (registered) | Posted March 30, 2015 at 19:55:03

Now why didn't Hillary Clinton do that to her server?

Comment edited by TreyS on 2015-03-30 19:56:11

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 31, 2015 at 19:39:42

So the server relocation ran into a problem: when they tried to power up the server at the new location, the file system returned an error. Eventually they determined that the file system had failed, so they set up a new server and had to copy all of the backed-up content from the old server across to the new one. As a result, RTH was offline for around 12 hours instead of 1 hour.

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