Distributed Proofreaders Site Maintenance – 19 May 2020

May 17, 2020

The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable starting at 12 noon server time on Tuesday 19 May 2020 as we roll out Unicode support. The data conversion will take a while and we are estimating about 24 hours of downtime. During this time the main site will be down but the forums and the wiki will be available. If the data conversion and related checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.

Please consider using this maintenance window to do Smooth Reads that you have taken out prior to the downtime.

The code update requires logging out all volunteers. This means that you must save all of your work before we start the maintenance. Proofreading pages offline while the server is down and saving them when it comes back up will not work.

Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us on Facebook.

Note: Once the rollout has completed, there will be a brief forum and wiki outage as we restart the server.

Update 4:40pm EDT: Site is back up and operational. Thank you for your patience!

Update 3:00pm EDT: We are making good progress and hope to conclude soon. Once we complete our work, there will be a brief full-server outage (including the forums and wiki) as we restart the system.

Update 12:00pm EDT: Maintenance has started.

 


Distributed Proofreaders Site Maintenance – 21 January 2020

January 19, 2020

The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable starting at 1pm server time on Tuesday 21 January 2020 as we do some database maintenance and install some disruptive code updates. It’s possible that these database changes could take a significant amount of time, possibly even a few days. During this time the main site will be down but the forums and the wiki will be remain available.

Please consider using this maintenance window to do Smooth Reads that you have taken out prior to the downtime or to help us test the new Unicode DP code on the test server. For more information about the testing, please visit our Distributed Proofreaders forums.

The code update requires logging out all volunteers. This means that you must save all of your work before we start the maintenance at 1pm server time. Proofreading pages offline while the server is down and saving them when it comes back up will not work.

We hope that the update will not take several days. If the upgrade and data conversion and related checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.

Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us on Facebook.

Update 10:30am EST: Site is back up and operational. Thank you for your patience!

Update 9:45am EST: Making good progress.

Update 12:00am EST: Proceeding as planned.

Update 10:00pm EST: Proceeding as planned.

Update 7:20pm EST: Proceeding as planned.

Update 4:20pm EST: Proceeding as planned.

Update 2:00pm EST: We’re making very good time so far and hope to be live sometime today.

Update 1:00pm EST: Maintenance has started.

 


Distributed Proofreaders Site Maintenance – 22 April 2018

April 22, 2018

The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable between 3 pm and 8 pm server time on Sunday 22 April 2018 as we upgrade to a new Operating System.

The update is not expected to take a full 5 hours. If checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.

Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us in the pgdp Jabber conference room (pgdp@conference.jabber.org)

Update 6:10pm: Site is back up and operational, thank you for your patience!

Update 5:00 pm: Still proceeding as planned.

Update 4:00 pm: Proceeding as planned.

Update 3:00pm: Maintenance has started.


Distributed Proofreaders Site Maintenance – 21 June 2017

June 21, 2017

The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable between 7 pm and 1 am server time starting on Wednesday 21 June 2017 as we upgrade to our forum and wiki software.

The update is not expected to take a full 6 hours. If checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.

Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us in the pgdp Jabber conference room (pgdp@conference.jabber.org) and on Facebook.

7:05 pm – Work has started and the site is in Maintenance Mode.
8:00 pm – Forum database migration (first phase) continues as expected.
9:00 pm – The second phase of the forum database migration is in progress.
10:00 pm – Update still in progress.
11:00 pm – Still continuing.
12:30 pmSite is back up and operational; thank you for your patience!


Distributed Proofreaders Site Maintenance – 5 March 2017

March 4, 2017

The Distributed Proofreaders site is scheduled to be completely unavailable between 10 am and 10 pm server time on Sunday 5 March 2017 as we upgrade to a new Operating System and move to a different server and hosting service.

The update is not expected to take a full 12 hours. If checks are completed early, the site will return sooner.

Thank you for your patience. As you wait for Distributed Proofreaders to become available again, please feel free to browse through the excellent articles in this Blog.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us in the pgdp Jabber conference room (pgdp@conference.jabber.org)

Update 6:35pm: Site is back up and operational, thank you for your patience!

Update 3:51 pm: Still proceeding as planned.

Update 11:58 am: Proceeding as planned.

Update 10:09 am: Maintenance has started.


DP Site Maintenance – 2015 Saturday 12

September 11, 2015

www.pgdp.net will be down for scheduled maintenance to upgrade the forum software starting Saturday September 12th at 2pm US Eastern. The site should be up again by 8pm US Eastern. During this time the site will be completely unavailable. Please note that although the scheduled outage period is six hours, the expectation is closer to four hours.

We’ll keep this blog post updated with progress during the outage. You can also find us in the pgdp Jabber conference room (pgdp@conference.jabber.org).

 

Update 2:03pm: Maintenance has started.

Update 3:00pm: Forum conversion progressing as expected. The system is working through 830k forum posts at the moment.

Update 4:00pm: 80% done with the forum posts then the system starts on the 300k private messages — we’re a chatty bunch!

Update 5:00pm: The forum posts are behind us and we’re half way through the private messages.

Update 5:59pm: Database conversion is finished and we’re now busy doing final forum configuration changes and tweaks.

Update 7:02pm: We’re almost done and are putting the finishing touches on it now. We expect to have it completed and the site up well within the next hour.

Update 7:46pm: Site is back up and operational, thank you for your patience!


DP on Twitter

November 7, 2014

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Distributed Proofreaders is on Twitter! Now you can keep up with DP’s milestones, new blog posts, and other news. Just follow @DProofreaders to stay in the know.


Distributed Proofreaders is back!

March 8, 2014

Our OS Upgrade/Server Migration is now complete.

Because we have moved to new hardware and a newer version of the operating system, there may be some minor issues left to resolve. If you encounter anything unusual, please let us know in this thread.

If you’re having trouble reaching the site, please try clearing your cache, removing cookies for pgdp.net, and/or restarting your browser.

Thanks to all the squirrels for their assistance in making this major transition happen, and thanks again to our volunteers for waiting patiently while we accomplished this task.

(background music: One Week)

Please check on the DP forums over the next few days for a post with additional details and information once I’ve returned from being on-site.

David (donovan)


Friday Update on our DP Server Status

March 7, 2014

As of 7pm EST Thursday, the new server is in place at the hosting site and squirrels other than donovan have been able to access the system and begin the last stages of configuration, tweaking, validation, etc.

So far, the majority of the site is functioning as expected, with the exception of the wiki, possibly the mailing lists, and some mail functions. Our current focus is to ensure that all the back-end infrastructure is in place and correctly configured.

We’ll continue to provide updates on our progress and expect DP to be back in business fairly soon.

Thanks again for your patience! We’re definitely getting closer!

Linda


Brief Update on our Progress

March 5, 2014

We’re making progress!

Prod6 has stopped sulking and is once again communicating with us. As a precautionary measure, we’ve taken full backups of it, and we’re now copying the production data over to the new machine which will become our new production server.

We’ll continue to update you on our progress.

Thanks for your patience and good will!

Linda


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