Saturday, September 22, 2007

Scheduled downtime for datacenter maintenance

I just (5 minutes ago) received the following notice from the datacenter:

The following servers will be moved from GNAX-DC1 to GNAX-DC2 (their new building). The actual downtime should only be about 1 hour per server. IP's and hardware will remain the same.

Move Date: Monday, Sep 24th 2007
Beginning Time: 12:00 AM
Ending Time: 2:00 AM

In all likelihood the move with go fine and no one will even notice the downtime. I'll transfer the latest backup to offsite as a precaution. It will give me a chance to break in my new 250GB hard drive (that's still in the box!). We're lucky that they've orchestrated the move in the middle of the night, some other companies had their servers moved between 9am and 4pm.

I apologize for the short notice, especially on a weekend. I'm not happy about that either.