[development] very short d.o downtime later today or tomorrow

Sean Robertson seanr at ngpsoftware.com
Wed Aug 15 19:42:24 UTC 2007

If you can, try to do it later in the evening, as off-peak as possible. 
  And pray it goes well.  LOL

Derek Wright wrote:
> Hi folks, sorry for the short notice.  I just realized that some recent 
> fixes to cvs.module and project* are going to require some really short 
> d.o downtime when I update the sources.  There are a few db updates that 
> have to run, and between the time I upgrade the source and run 
> update.php, all sorts of CVS-account related things will blow up with 
> SQL errors and the like.
> So, my plan is to:
> a) disable the CVS repos (no commits or tags allowed).
> b) backup the cvs-related DB tables that are effected.
> c) take d.o offline with a "upgrading d.o modules, back in 5 minutes" 
> message.
> d) do the upgrade.
> e) bring d.o back online.
> f) re-enable the CVS repos.
> The whole thing should take 10 minutes, with d.o itself down for maybe 3 
> or 4.
> Any objections?
> Thanks,
> -Derek (dww)

Sean Robertson
Web Developer
NGP Software, Inc.
seanr at ngpsoftware.com
(202) 686-9330

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