Extended Median Downtime

Median will be completely shut down starting on December 24th, for a period of (hopefully) only 24 hours. This downtime is required so we can move Median’s massive data store from its current place on an old storage array onto a shiny new one. What this means is all embeds, live streams, entries, podcasts, uploading, downloading, etc, on Median will not function while Median is down. Web Services will make sure that this will cause minimal disruption to the Emerson website. When the migration is complete, all services will resume as normal, and Median should perform a little faster. Winter break is the only time during the year to do this with minimal impact on the major uses of Median. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment, or fill out a support request at the IT Help Center.

Update, 12/24/13 10:00am: Median is currently down and is being migrated. I’ll be updating this blog post with any important updates.

Update, 12/25/13 10:00am: Median is still undergoing its migration, probably for another 12-24 hours.

Updated, 12/26/13 11:00am: Median is still undergoing its migration, probably (hopefully) just another 12-24 hours to go.

Updated, 12/28/13 10:00am: Median’s first migration attempt failed, so we are trying one more time. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Updated, 12/31/13 11:00am: Median has been fully migrated and is back up for business. My apologies for the unexpectedly overextended downtime.

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