Category Archives: outage

Site may become unresponsive for a couple of minutes

Hi — we’re having to run some urgent updates to our database. We’ll try to minimise the amount that these affect the site, but it may become unresponsive for a couple of minutes.
We’ll keep you posted as to progress, here.
Thanks for bearing with us,
Doug.

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Maintenance mode for around 5 minutes

Hi — we’re still investigating the issues causing today’s slowdown.
As part of the investigation, we’ll need to go into maintenance mode for between 2 and 5 minutes.
Sorry for the ongoing inconvenience, we’ll keep you posted as to progress.
Thanks,
Doug.

Folksy maintenance mode for around 10 minutes at 12:30, today

Hi — we have a couple of updates to push out to the servers, today, that will require us to go into maintenance mode for up to 10 minutes or so.
We’ll be pushing these out at 12:30.
Thanks for bearing with us,
Doug.

Folksy back out of maintenance mode

Hi — this morning’s updates have all been run, and we’re back out of maintenance mode.
Sorry for anyone who was inconvenienced by the ~10 mins it took, and thanks for your patience whilst we ran these.
Cheers,
Doug.

Folksy maintenance mode, tomorrow at 7:30 am, for around 20 mins

Hi — we have some updates to run against our servers (and the image service) tomorrow morning, and they’ll require us going into maintenance mode for around 20 minutes or so.
We’ll be doing this at half past seven am.
Thanks,
Doug.

Folksy maintenance mode at 13:45, today

Hi — we’ll be bobbing into maintenance mode today at a quarter to two to run some updates.
They’re a pretty big set of updates, and we could be in maintenance mode for up to half an hour, so we’re sorry if that inconveniences anyone.
We’ll keep you appraised of our progress, here.
Thanks,
Doug.

Folksy maintenance mode at 15:15, today

Hi — we’ll need to bob into maintenance mode to push out some more updates to our servers at quarter past three, this afternoon.
So sorry for any inconvenience this causes — we’ll try our best to keep it to around 10 minutes downtime.
Thanks,
Doug.

Folksy maintenance mode at 11:15

Hi — we’ll need to pop into maintenance mode to push some updates to our image servers at 11:15, today.
It should only be a 5 minute or so affair.
Thanks for your patience,
Doug.

Folksy back out of maintenance mode

Hi — we’re back! You may have noticed that we were in maintenance mode for closer to 2 hours than 1.
This was because we had to synchronise updates between the image service, the cache for the image service, and the main Folksy servers. We also updated our search indices for good measure! 🙂
So sorry if you were missing the site for the duration, hopefully it all being quicker and more stable will make up for any inconvenience.
We’ll keep monitoring things, here, but in the meantime — goodnight!
Doug.

Reminder that we’re going into maintenance mode at 23:00

Hi — this is just a reminder that we’ll be going into maintenance mode at 23:00, possibly for up to an hour.
The hope is that we won’t be putting too many people out at this time.
In the meantime, thanks for bearing with us,
Doug.

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