For those of you who keep up with my blog more than any of the official SL blogs and status reports:
Two Hours of Downtime at Midnight Pacific Tonight
Posted by Status Desk on May 12th, 2008 at 05:12 pm PDT
The Operations Team will be working with one of our hardware vendors tonight to install a patch meant to alleviate the periodic loss of functionality in our asset system, such as the one which struck earlier today.
In order to accomplish this, we must briefly close access to Second Life.
At about 11:45pm Pacific this evening, we’ll make an in world announcement and disable logins shortly thereafter. At midnight, we’ll close all remaining resident connections to the grid and begin the installation process. We’re scheduling two hours for this work to allow for thorough testing.
The Land Store and account registration will also be unavailable during the downtime.
We’re painfully aware that this is short notice; however, this upgrade is essential to increasing the reliability of the asset system.
This is kind of a big bummer for me because I do most everything late late at night since I'm a huge night owl, but I guess I'll either go to bed or ... umm ... something. But if it'll help with the whole asset server thingamabob, then I guess I can stand going to bed before 6am. LOL