Updated: Possible server down time

Hey, guys – after spending a good chunk of last night (and some of today) fighting site hackers, the people at the server farm are suggesting an update to the operating system on the server. I don’t know yet when this will happen or what the impact will be, but just wanted to let you know we might be down for a bit. As soon as I have more details, I’ll update this post. Sorry for the problem, but given the horrid performance of the server over-night, I think it’s a wise thing to do for the long term.

Update: I sent in a request last night that the upgrade happen tonight at 8pm ET. As of 3:45 (CT) on Friday, I haven’t heard back anything from them. They usually respond to everything very quickly, so I’m not sure if they are running far later than usual or if they are okay with the time and just plan on proceeding then.

Looking through their support forums, people have reported down time ranging anywhere from 16 hours to 20 minutes, so I honestly have no idea what to expect! Nor is there any guarantee things will function 100% the same after the upgrade. So, please be patient and know I’ll be working with the server people to get things back to 100% as soon as possible. (I spent last night making notes on every server setting I could find so I’d have that to refer to after the upgrade.)

10 Responses

  1. Atch2 says:

    Thanks for the warning miri. I went into a minor panic when I couldn’t access your site yesterday.

  2. mary says:

    Ok! I wondered why it was down last night….
    Maintenance is required. Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Isabelle says:

    Thanks for the warning and thanks for the fantastic site you provide. Good luck with the maintenance!

  4. Eliana says:

    Thanks Miri. Maintenance is very important, but I need my Nadal News fix 3-4 times a day! I will practice my patience, promise…

  5. An says:

    Wel will miss it off course, but we will be patiently waiting….
    Good luck!

  6. faeaki7 says:

    Thanx for the update how very professional of you. Will miss the site terribly but the best things in life I worth waiting for no?

  7. dutchgirl says:

    It will be hard, but we’ll get through… As long as we can look forward to coming back here :)

  8. CC says:

    Well…as long as somebody can send Rafa over to play during the down time, I guess I’ll survive. ;)

  9. Tennisfun says:

    thanks miri

  10. Rafangel says:

    Thanks for all the hard work :)