Database servers 1-3, 6-10, and 14-33 will halt traffic processing for up to 10 hours this weekend while we perform some necessary maintenance. The servers will remain online so you will still have access to all of your data, there just won’t be any new data processed for up to 10 hours. Most servers will be done much sooner than that, 10 hours is just the absolute max that any of them should take.
This process will start at about 10pm on Friday (USA PST), which is the same time that our normal database backups occur.
When each server finishes, it will begin processing its backlog of traffic that hasn’t been processed yet. This means there will be an additional couple of hours for each server before it is caught up with real time again.
The purpose of this is in preparation for transitioning to our new infrastructure. We have invested heavily in new hardware over the last 6 months and we are finally (almost) ready to make it live. This is one of the last steps before we start.
To determine which database server a site is hosted on, take a look at the preferences page for that site.