RBCommons 2.0 is coming this weekend!

Updated Saturday, 1:50AM PST: We had some issues with one of the new servers, and had to roll some things back temporarily. This is extending our maintenance window. Hopefully nobody will be too badly affected, but we’ll be down until approximately 5AM PST.   We’re making a huge update to RBCommons this weekend. The site […]

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This weekend’s upcoming server maintenance

This weekend, we’re beginning a series of upgrades to our infrastructure that should resolve some stability issues we’ve periodically hit with our database server on AWS. It should also help to improve performance across the site. This work will start Sunday, August 17th at 6AM UTC (that’s Saturday at 11PM PST for those in California). […]

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Downtime Post-Mortem

Now that we’re back up and running, I thought it’d be interesting to go over what happened, how and why we were affected, and what we’ve been working on to prevent such a thing from happening again. Like many companies, we are hosted on Amazon Web Services, and like many companies, we were hit hard […]

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Bitten by downtime – Here’s what’s next

Updated 4:18PM: We came back up just over an hour ago, but were not totally reliable, as Amazon’s services were still under maintenance. Things seem to have now stabilized, and you should be able to use RBCommons reliably again.   A few minutes ago, we were alerted to the fact that RBCommons is down. We […]

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