If you’re trying to access THR on Wednesday morning and you got here via an error message, then you’re probably experiencing our database upgrade.
Best case: we’ll be down for 15 minutes, the everything will be running again.
Worst case? Something will break, and it’ll be daylight before you see the server again.
Sorry for [...]
Database work is going on, which sometimes means reboots. When this happens:
The database completely goes away for somewhere between 30 seconds and a minute. After it comes back up, it won’t answer the web servers for another minute or two while it familiarizes itself with our data.
This will happen a few times today. [...]
Short version: we’re doing some maintenance to keep up with our current load and will be down for a while.
Longer version: we’ve seen much more demand this last couple of weeks, and as a result at peak times users are having to wait 30 seconds for pages to load. To alleviate the waits, we [...]