As previously announced here on the TechTalk blog and communicated to all end-users, we are shutting down e-conomic’s core servers from Nov 26, 2010 at 22:00 CET until Nov 28, 2010 at 12:00 CET.
Why do we need 38 hours of downtime?
Because we are making a number of major changes to the core system that will create a more stable, efficient and reliable application. The changes include.
- Replacing the physical hardware – servers, storage and network components
- Upgrading the operation system
- Upgrading the database system
- Migrate the application to a dual-site model
These are just some of the operations we will be performing during the maintenance period.
Note that if everything goes according to our main plan we do not expect the application to be down for the whole 38 hours. However, rather than speeding the changes through we prefer to do some extra tests to ensure that everything is working as planned before opening up for business again – after all this is your data that we are handling.