Incoming from The Guru:
FYI, the server we’re on will be migrated to a new datacenter, starting 27/12 at around 2am our time. It’s unlikely that anything will break. The process could take as long as a couple of days, but might well be done by mid-morning on the same day. Regardless of duration, sites will be fully accessible while it’s going on, and I’ll let you know when it’s complete. But I’d recommend not posting anything on the 27th itself, and certainly not doing any site changes, as what could happen is that you do something during the transition, and it gets lodged in the old database locations, and then the new database locations don’t contain that data. So it’s entirely possible that a comment or somesuch could get lost between the 2 datacenters.
Thanks, The Guru.
This doesn’t sound anywhere as spectacular as swallows flying non-stop across Europe and Africa or magnificent herds of wildebeest galloping across the Kenyan savannah, but it obviously has implications for me posting anything on the 27th – unless, of course I get it in before the 2am CAT deadline. Which is obviously what I have done if you are reading this.
Please feel free to leave comments during the 27th. I like to live dangerously like that. If your comment does get lost because of the migration, then I will personally head off into the old datacenter (there’s a portal at the back of my wardrobe) and risk my life, Indiana Jones-like, to try and rescue your thoughts.
Otherwise – back tomorrow.