IMPORTANT! Scheduled Maintenance: Wednesday, October 17th

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    This is not a typical maintenance announcement. Our server Operating System (OS) requires an upgrade. I will have to take all servers offline for an extended period of time to perform the upgrade.

    To prevent any data loss, I will need to take a full backup of all servers, worlds, maps, player data, etc. while the servers are offline and ensure the integrity of our offsite backups before the OS upgrade can begin. Our offsite backups are very slow, so after the servers are taken offline, it will take several hours to copy the backup offsite. Once the copy is completed and its integrity verified, I can begin the upgrade process, which will take (hopefully) about an hour. If all goes well, I can then bring all servers back online without issue.

    If I run into major issues and have to restore our server data from our offsite backup, it may require several more hours of downtime. I don't expect there to be any problems since I have done this update before, but I wanted you all to be aware that this is no small feat.

    Maintenance will begin at approximately 7pm Arizona time.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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  2. zilory

    zilory How did I get here? VIP Helper Elder

    Thank you for the heads up and your dedication :)
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  3. pizzadog2

    pizzadog2 Master VIP Helper

    Alright! Thanks for the heads-up, c0w! Good luck!

    EDIT: Wow, me and zilory both said basically the same thing at the same time :p
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  4. Abbz05

    Abbz05 Excess in Moderation Moderator VIP


    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
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  5. KRiskKaT

    KRiskKaT Cinnamon Roll Hairbuns! VIP Helper Elder

    As always, this will be much appreciated! We don’t always know what happens, but the end effects are always better (not counting bug fixes introduced of course). Thank you for letting us know.
  6. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    The maintenance has been completed. Please fill out a bug report ASAP if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Thank you!
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  7. pizzadog2

    pizzadog2 Master VIP Helper

    Thanks for your hard work, c0w!
  8. NightKing16

    NightKing16 Mad_ VIP

    Indeed. Many thanks!
  9. AmeliaDaBest

    AmeliaDaBest Adept VIP

    Are servers down i cant seem to connect
  10. TAfirehawk

    TAfirehawk Adept VIP

    Homepage says server is offline
    Homepage says it is offline
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    AmeliaDaBest Adept VIP

  12. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I'm so sorry! The servers are back online now.
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  13. ARGreat

    ARGreat Not just good. Great! VIP Helper

    WOOOOW ok I just started playing again a few weeks ago, AND SO much lag is GONE!!! its awesome! mobs now move naturally in Skyblock, blocks break the first time you mine them, and hopper speeds are back to normal, along with the in game time counter(if thats what we call it?) being accurate again.
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