Maintenance: Tonight 11:00pm (Wednesday, Feb 18, 7:00am GMT)

I’ll start this post off with an apology for the unplanned downtime over the weekend. After testing on our staging server, we upgraded some software in production that will allow us to take advantage of some new features and improve scaling moving forward. Everything did not go smoothly. It took longer than anyone wanted to diagnose and fix the problem, but it seems that in the course of action we were able to speed up performance quite a bit. I’ll do everything I can to prevent that kind of downtime in the future, and alert you of planned outages in this blog.

So here’s where I alert you of a planned outage starting tonight at 11:00pm (Wednesday, Feb 18, 7:00am GMT). The maintenance window will last 1-2 hours about 20-30 minutes. This update will include performance updates, bug fixes (including the fix for stats showing up wrong), and an updated site design. I’ll write some more about the design changes in another blog entry after we’ve pushed it live. We’re going to upgrade some hardware tonight and do some testing before pushing the updated code later this week.

Thanks for hanging with us at Blip.fm, the community is growing strong and we’re committed to making sure these updates happen as quickly as possible. There’s lots of good stuff coming in the near future, keep watching this blog.

-ian

UPDATE: We’re going to hold off on the code push and upgrade hardware tonight. This should only take about 20min.

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