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Bill St. Clair

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Possible Downtime on Thursday, 19 July 2019
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:01:12 am »

I got a notice from our hosting provider, Digital Ocean, that there are problems with the hardware hosting the virtual machine that runs the TMM boards, and Elias's other web sites. They are going to attempt a hot swap to new hardware, which will NOT cause any downtime, but it is possible that that will not work, in which case the site will go down while they transfer the data.

I make daily backups of code and data, so even if they mess up, I'll be able to recover.

Here's their email:

DigitalOcean <>
8:30 AM (3 hours ago)
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Start: 2019-07-18 04:30 UTC


We have identified a potential issue with the physical machine(s) hosting your Droplet(s) listed below. During the above window, we will be performing migrations of all affected Droplets to new physical machines, to ensure no unexpected disruption to service.

In order to minimize downtime, we will first attempt to perform live migrations in all possible cases. A live migration would result in no downtime, but minor performance decreases in disk I/O and a second or less of packet loss as the network is switched over to the new physical host.

In the event that we are not able to perform a live migration of a Droplet, we will perform an offline migration during which the Droplet will be powered off and migrated offline during the window.

During both live and offline migrations control panel and API events will not succeed on the affected Droplet(s) including power offs, resizes, and destroys.

Do not hesitate to contact support if you have any additional questions or concerns. You may do so by opening a ticket, or by replying to this email.

Best Regards,

Affected Droplets:
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Re: Possible Downtime on Thursday, 19 July 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 01:44:28 pm »

Thank you Bill for your foresight in this

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Re: Possible Downtime on Thursday, 19 July 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 11:30:21 am »

Thanks Bill. Ought 7.
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