System maintenance: database engine updates

Update: the upgrades proceeded smoothly with no downtime. The changes we’ve made will improve the speed and resilience of Lamplight.

We’ll be upgrading the underlying database engine used by Lamplight this weekend.  There shouldn’t be any interruption to Lamplight during this time but it is possible.  The work will be carried out at 10pm (GMT) on Friday 6th November 2020.

The main change we are making is to upgrade the database hardware resources, doubling processor and memory available which should improve the performance and capacity of Lamplight.