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

yak

Administrator
Staff member
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.
 

yak

Administrator
Staff member
Maintenance is ongoing.
 

yak

Administrator
Staff member
Judging by the speed of which the operations are being performed, the maintenance will likely take longer than the original estimate. ETA unknown.
 

Dragoneer

Site Director
Staff member
Current estimate is about 10-15 minutes left. We've run into an issue of IO performance on the drives which we're looking to fix (and, once fixed, should greatly reduce downtimes in the future).
 

yak

Administrator
Staff member
Apologies for the maintenance taking longer than expected.
We ran into the problem of slow hard drives not being able to keep up with the rate of dirty page flushing from the database server, slowing the copy/delete operations significantly.
Deployment of the new database server outfitted with SSDs is scheduled in the near future.
 

yak

Administrator
Staff member
Maintenance is over, Fur Affinity is back online.
If you are still seeing the offline page, do a hard refresh (CTRL+R or CTRL+F5) in your browser, or clear its cache.
 
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