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  1. yak

    7/21/20 - Maintenance Notice

    We will be performing site maintenance at roughly 11:00AM EST today and will need to restart some servers to complete the task. The site will be unavailable for roughly 15 minutes during this period.
  2. yak

    2019-03-11 Unexpected downtime.

    We have encountered unexpected server issues during routine daily maintenance.
  3. yak

    Unexpected downtime on 2018-10-12

    We are investigating an unexpected site downtime.
  4. yak

    Sept 21, 2018 - Site Maintenance

    Fur Affinity will be performing server maintenance at roughly 12:00 EST/16:00 GMT. The website will be inaccessible for the duration. ETA: 45 minutes
  5. yak

    Site Downtime on December 9, 2017

    Fur Affinity needs to restart some of its servers to make progress on the ongoing performance issues. ETA 5-10 minutes.
  6. yak

    Changelog Mainsite update on 2017-03-10

    # [beta] Lighbox on submission page will now close on clicking anywhere instead of just the image itself. # [beta] Added a block with 5(6) recent(+featured) user journals to the journal view page. # [beta] All beta themes except the dark theme currently disabled. users of other beta themes have...
  7. yak

    Changelog Fix for image corruption in thumbnails of PNG uploads with transparency

    Several users reported that corrupted thumbnails were being generated from PNG24 uploads with a transparency channel, with the issue manifesting itself as black/faintly colored bars horizontally across the image at random positions. The issue has been identified in how the thumbnail server's...
  8. yak

    Maintenance Scheduled server maintenance on 2017-03-04 at 10:00 AM UTC

    Scope: * replace a failing hard drive in the database server * take inventory and re-label hard drives in the database server * major version upgrade of FreeBSD on all primary servers * rebuilding installed packages post-upgrade Original ETA: 2 hours. Work actually finished in: 3h 30min Reason...
  9. yak

    Scheduled server maintenance on 2017-03-04 at 10:00 AM UTC

    Fur Affinity is down for scheduled server maintenance which started at 10:00 AM UTC and is expected to last two hours.
  10. yak

    Mainsite database maintenance on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:30 PM (EDT) / 17:30 (UTC)

    Maintenance is expected to take up to 30 minutes.
  11. yak

    Mainsite database maintenance on Aug 16, 2016 at 1PM UTC

    Database maintenance is expected to last for 15 minutes or less. The purpose is to relocate some data to another hard drive array and to do table schema changes, both of which can not be performed while the database is online.
  12. yak

    03/03/2016 - Site Outage

    We are aware of the issues with the site and are working on fixing them.
  13. yak

    Code update. 2015-04-05

    Fur Affinity is having its backend code updated which requires some of the smaller maintenance tasks to be ran. This shouldn't take longer than 5-10 minutes.
  14. yak

    2015-02-27 Database maintenance.

    FA is temporarily offline due to background maintenance and database work. Unexpected issue of the database server running out of memory and causing MySQL to crash. As soon as the database server recovers FA will be available again. ETA 30-50 minutes.
  15. yak

    Saturday, 2015-01-10, Hardware maintenance and upgrades

    Fur Affinity is down for scheduled hardware maintenance and upgrades. We are replacing another failing hard drive on the data server and upgrading the memory on the database server from 64GB to 128GB
  16. yak

    Thursday, 2014-12-25 Hardware maintenance.

    Fur Affinity is down for hardware maintenance. We're replacing a failed hard drive in one of our servers.
  17. yak

    Friday 2014-11-21 Database maintenance.

    The site of offline performing a database cleanup and maintenance that should improve performance during peak hours.
  18. yak

    Unable to submit for two hours, 2013-12-28

    The ability to submit to FA was not working for two hours because the server had ran out of hard drive space. The space was taken up by server log files that were not being rotated (disposed of) properly. The service responsible for rotating logs has been fixed and the situation should not...
  19. yak

    2013-12-22 Database server restart.

    The database is being restarted. This is required to apply some additional configuration changes that will allow Fur Affinity to better perform during peak hours. Restart should take approximately 5-15 minutes.
  20. yak

    Server restart on Fri, 2013-12-20

    Database server needs to be restarted to apply configuration changes that should improve site performance during peak hours. This may take some time as the shutdown needs to be clean, meaning all of the pending backlog of operations will have to be finished first. Site will be back as soon...