System maintenance -upgrades

This evening (10pm 27th February) there will be an upgrade of the underlying database software (MySQL) used by Lamplight. There may be a brief period at this time that Lamplight is unavailable, but we expect this to be less than a minute.

We are currently running live copies of all data on upgraded ‘twinned’ servers, and will switch over from the older to the newer servers at that time. It’s a necessary but relatively minor upgrade. We’ve tested Lamplight on the new version and don’t expect any impacts.

Photo by Sidney Pearce on Unsplash. Perhaps sadly, these tools aren’t required.