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Routine Maintenance

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seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,500 points)
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Aug 7, 2012 4:12 PM

Just curiosity, but does anyone know what goes on during the two hour (or more) periods of routine maintenance.   They are becoming increasingly frequent of late.

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  • Jessiegurl44 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to seventy one)

    I do not know for sure, but more than likely removing posts, updating things, etc.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to seventy one)

    seventy one (more or less, lol)--

     

    Usually, they are added new forums, making improvements (hopefully) in the performace of the boards here.

    Removing posts are done on the fly all the time.  Theyre excellent at getting rid of really nasty posts, often in minutes.

     

    Like, sometime in the morning after maintenance, I really hope to be able to suddenly be able to really go to the last post in a thread in ONE click.  They tell me the day is coming. 

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,820 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to seventy one)

    Actually it's Scheduled Maintenance not Routine Maintenance, a small but important difference.

     

    There are two at least three areas that would require taking the software off-line, one is to apply patches for bug fixes or enhancements the second would be to do maintenance on the database and the thrid woul be to bring more hardware on-line.

     

    There has been a huge surge of users of Apple Support Communities recently and I'm sure this increase has pushed both the software and the hardware running ASC to its limits. So the recent run of Scheduled Maintenance for the site is to be expected.

     

    regards

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to seventy one)

    seventy one wrote:

     

    I've never understood why they have to do this first thing in the morning and not in the middle of the night.   7 to 9 am in the UK is unreasonable.

    Ah, but when it's night time in Italy it's Wednesday over here.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXnMXID4hKg

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to Frank Caggiano)

    Frank Caggiano wrote:

     

    Actually it's Scheduled Maintenance not Routine Maintenance, a small but important difference.

    Which is?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,035 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 2:47 AM (in response to Michael Wasley)

    In general:

     

    Routine Maintenance would be something you do on a regular basis whether there's an actual problem or not.

     

    Scheduled Maintenance is dealing with an issue which isn't serious, so you can plan when to do it.

     

    Unscheduled Maintenance is dealing with an issue which is serious and needs dealing with asap.

     

    Emergency Maintenance is 'help - it's broken...'

     

    Apple may have its own definitions.

  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 3:31 AM (in response to seventy one)

    HI "71"

     

    I've never understood why they have to do this first thing in the morning and not in the middle of the night.   7 to 9 am in the UK is unreasonable.

    Look at the bright side...when it is morning here, it is tea time - approaching cocktail time - in the UK. 

     

    Barry

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  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    Roger Wilmut1 wrote:

     

    Routine Maintenance would be something you do on a regular basis whether there's an actual problem or not.

     

    Scheduled Maintenance is dealing with an issue which isn't serious, so you can plan when to do it.

     

    So Routine Maintenance is scheduled and Scheduled Maintenance isn't but is added to the schedule.

  • Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to seventy one)

    Hi "71"

     

    I have an old friend in Lancashire who says that, "for a colonial, I am well traveled and fairly civilized (or civilised)."    My response is that his English is odd, but understandable    LOL.

     

    Barry

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