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Leaky Expected Down Time (Updated)

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2013, 04:01 PM

Hello all! The site will be going down at about 10 pm EST tonight for some maintenance and reorganization. It should only be a few hours, so if you see a site in our network not responding for a little while, don't worry! We'll be back. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Update! We'll be going down a bit tonight as well. Sorry for all the back and forth!

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A few years ago, I worked as an assistant in the I.T./computer department for a government agency. My stint there only lasted a year, because I felt so frustrated with our inability to keep up with the hackers and the need for daily upgrades and firewall protection, etc.

Also, every month our server would bog down due to the constant addition of data. Even just considering employee emails, the fact that people rarely if ever delete anything forces the need to expand the database capacity (memory, etc) simply to hold the backlog of information! Crazy.

As for sites that have existed for several years (such as Leaky) it is difficult to imagine the volume of stored information on the server. Even though I have missed being on Leaky for the past several days, I’d like to send my appreciation to you and your volunteers for wading through the difficult task of keeping this site up and running for us all to enjoy.

Posted by PollyC on May 19, 2013, 04:46 AM report to moderator
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The Fan Art Gallery is still not available. If you got to Galleries> Fan Art you are sent straight back to the Leaky home page.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 21, 2013, 06:43 AM report to moderator
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PollyC – thanks so much for that comment. :) You are right. the backlog is ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS. And intricate. The galleries alone are 150GB. Moving all of this has been… a job. Super!Alex has been on the case again, like old times. :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on May 21, 2013, 04:42 PM report to moderator
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Valeria, we are hoping to have those back up again in time :)

Posted by Melissa Anelli on May 21, 2013, 04:53 PM report to moderator
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@Melissa: It sounds like a huge job, I can’t imagine how complex it must be. Good luck with all of it, and thanks for the information.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 21, 2013, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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@Melissa, Yes, thanks very much for keeping us informed.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on May 21, 2013, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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Posted by DARKE: Antares Pyxis Black =:) ★ on May 21, 2013, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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hi melissa! thanks so much for letting us know whats happening! i really appreciate it that u have come on and talked to us;) i was just wondering if there is an estimate of when the design will be updated…:)


LC is getting an update? YAY!! :D cant wait to see the new bells and whistles Melissa. and if you guys need an extra hand with this raises hand (I’m in IT _ ).

Posted by Steelsheen on May 10, 2014, 10:47 PM report to moderator
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