Leaky Expected Down Time (Updated)


May 12, 2013

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Hello all! The site will be going down at about 10 pm EST tonight for some maintenance and reorganization. It should only be a few hours, so if you see a site in our network not responding for a little while, don’t worry! We’ll be back. :)
Happy Mother’s Day!
Update! We’ll be going down a bit tonight as well. Sorry for all the back and forth!

24 Responses to Leaky Expected Down Time (Updated)

Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Thank you for the warning.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Why is it always Sunday night leaky goes down!? Avatar ImagePollyC says: I do appreciate the notice that Leaky will be down for a few hours tonight. Perfect timing for me in California, since I'll be taking my 88-year-old mom out for a seafood dinner by the bay at 7:00. :-)Avatar Imagemoglet says: Thanks for letting us know, I really appreciate that.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thanks for the 'heads up'... I hope this warning will be a reoccurring thing, as the surprise downtimes can be quite annoying & upsetting. Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Did it actually happen? The site seems to be working this morning. (The Fan Art Gallery is down, but it was yesterday too.)Avatar Imagevandy says: Hey guys, does anyone know when the leakylounge will be back ? it displays this message " We are in the process of performing maintenance on our software for the Lounge. Please try again later today!".. but it's been a long time now... Thanks :) Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: Thank you for the warning! :-) Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: We've been going up and down a lot of the day - the Lounge unfortunately will take a little bit to come online, as we are moving a lot of things around right now!Avatar Imagevandy says: oh ok :) Thanks for the info !Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Thank you for the warning and the maintenance. I appreciate all the work every one does for The Leaky Cauldron and Leaky Lounge.Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Thanx for letting us know, Melissa ^.^Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I don't want to be negative, but I can't help but wonder why it is that every time Leaky goes offline for several days or so, that I see no discernible changes when it returns? Well, none other than I see that this time the time stamp is all haywire... :+/Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: When you move servers around, and consolidate and make things leaner and more efficient, that's not a visible change. A DESIGN change... that is also incoming. But that is not this.Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: When you move servers around, and consolidate and make things leaner and more efficient, that's not a visible change. A DESIGN change... that is also incoming. But that is not this.Avatar ImagePollyC says: Melissa, A few years ago, I worked as an assistant in the I.T./computer department for a government agency. My stint there only lasted a year, because I felt so frustrated with our inability to keep up with the hackers and the need for daily upgrades and firewall protection, etc. Also, every month our server would bog down due to the constant addition of data. Even just considering employee emails, the fact that people rarely if ever delete anything forces the need to expand the database capacity (memory, etc) simply to hold the backlog of information! Crazy. As for sites that have existed for several years (such as Leaky) it is difficult to imagine the volume of stored information on the server. Even though I have missed being on Leaky for the past several days, I'd like to send my appreciation to you and your volunteers for wading through the difficult task of keeping this site up and running for us all to enjoy. Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: The Fan Art Gallery is still not available. If you got to Galleries> Fan Art you are sent straight back to the Leaky home page.Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: PollyC - thanks so much for that comment. :) You are right. the backlog is ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS. And intricate. The galleries alone are 150GB. Moving all of this has been... a job. Super!Alex has been on the case again, like old times. :)Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: Valeria, we are hoping to have those back up again in time :)Avatar Imagemoglet says: @Melissa: It sounds like a huge job, I can't imagine how complex it must be. Good luck with all of it, and thanks for the information.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: @Melissa, Yes, thanks very much for keeping us informed.Avatar Imageredtree says: Thanks...Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: hi melissa! thanks so much for letting us know whats happening! i really appreciate it that u have come on and talked to us;) i was just wondering if there is an estimate of when the design will be updated...:)Avatar ImageSteelsheen says: LC is getting an update? YAY!! :D cant wait to see the new bells and whistles Melissa. and if you guys need an extra hand with this *raises hand* (I'm in IT ^_^ ).

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