We’re announcing a 90-minute downtime window this weekend starting at 11:30pm here in Boca Raton, Florida. This translates to the following times in our 5 most common timezones:
Eastern: Saturday, February 1st, at 11:30PM – Sunday, February 2nd, at 1:00AM Central: Saturday, February 1st, from 10:30PM – Midnight Pacific: Saturday, February 1, from 8:30PM – 10:00PM Melbourne: Sunday, February 2nd, from 3:30PM – 5:00PM London: Sunday, February 2, from 4:30AM – 6:00AM
If you or your clients access a Táve link during this window, a “Maintenance in Progress” page will be displayed and will list the five timezones above.
We’ll be upgrading our primary database server software and increasing the speed and size of its storage in preparation for our major upcoming release planned for release prior to attending WPPI 2014.
Specifically, we’re upgrading the server software from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 and increasing our storage to 100GB in order to take advantage of Amazon Web Service’s Provisioned IOPS. These improvements dramatically trim the time of the migration (and thus downtime) needed for the release mentioned above, which was 4×-6× slower and unacceptably long when tested with our current configuration.
Update: This maintenance event was performed successfully and completed ahead of schedule, allowing us to resume normal operation prior to the close of our 90-minute window. While it has been over a year since our last maintenance event, we’ll need to take another short window when rolling our our next major release, as there are substantial changes to the application and the database schema to support all the great new features in it. We’ll publish an article with the details later this month.