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12-06-2011 @ 2:18PM
Over the years, the lack of regular maintainence, and downtime has gotten me worried.At one point, when they tried skipping regular maintainence and just did server restarts, it almost always meant a week or two later they needed to do extended maintainence. They then stopped doing just server restarts, and did regular maintainence.I know they have gotten better with maintainence, and not needing server downtime like they used to, but it still seems odd when they go week after week without it.It was like this, for the people who weren't around then. "Hey, we're doing server restarts this week, no downtime!", (a week later) "Oops, we need extended downtime to fix a problem."So seeing server restarts-only could get you worried when this kept happening. Seeing so many maintainence days now going by with just server restarts makes it seem a little odd, remembering how it used to be.
12-06-2011 @ 2:54PM
'back in the day" i was used to maintenance. but i got spoiled by the new restarts. kinda bummed today. i agree with you, but now id just like them to put that message on the log in screen up the day before. too much?
12-06-2011 @ 3:36PM
Could be something to do with Blizzards' contracting of new data centers (better tech, etc), at least in the US. They made the move near the end of 2010, just before Cata came out. Cata has been pretty maintenance-lite, as opposed to maintenance-heavy during Wrath.
12-06-2011 @ 3:48PM
I know it's an improvement of maintainence.What I am saying is, after years of skipping normal maintainence and doing restarts-only meaning that within a couple of weeks you were doing extended downtime anyway, it seems odd that restarta are the norm.
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