Upcoming Database Server Upgrades
We're always hard at work to keep LightCMS at the top of its game. We roll out upgrades and improvements to the system on a near-daily basis, the vast majority of which go unnoticed behind the scenes. But occasionally, we need to make a change that requires a service disruption. When that happens, we do everything we can to minimize the impact of the change and give you a heads up so you know what's coming. One such upgrade is coming up this weekend as we make some huge improvements to our database servers. Take a look at the details below.
A Giant Leap for Our Database Servers
We'll be completely replacing all our database servers this weekend with brand new machines. This improvement in hardware and software is huge and will continue to keep LightCMS's infrastructure well ahead of the fast-growing demand on our resources. This type of operation can be quite invasive, but our team has been planning and testing for this event in order to create a process that will minimize service disruption as much as possible.
We will begin this upgrade at 12:01am CDT (GMT-5) Monday morning, October 15, 2012. We anticipate a maintenance window of approximately 30 minutes, but we encourage you to plan for at least an hour. Our team will keep you updated throughout the upgrade process via our system status page.
We do not anticipate any downtime for public-facing websites during the upgrade process. Visitors to your websites should be able to view them without interruption. However, you will be unable to login to your websites during the upgrade window. If you are logged into your website when the upgrade begins, you will be logged out and any unsaved changes will be lost. Additionally, website visitors who attempt to post comments or complete forms on your website may experience errors during the upgrade window. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of LightCMS. We look forward to continuing to serve as your website partner.
Posted on Wed, October 10, 2012
by Tim Wall