Scheduled downtime in September

My hosting service provider just informed me that my server will have a scheduled downtime next month.

They need to physically move some machines into a new data center, and my (virtual) server Gallifrey is running on one of these. Of course in times of cloud and virtualization that should not be a reason for a downtime, but since I’m only paying 30€ / month for a 4 core, 4 GB RAM, 200 GB hdd virtual machine (to compare: a single azure small vm would cost twice as much), I think I am not in the position to complain.

Downtime will be from Friday, 13th of September, 22:00 CEST (20:00 UTC) to Saturday, 14th September, 06:00 CEST (04:00 UTC).

I’m confident that, even if this happens on a Friday the 13th, the move will be finished in time and the actual downtime is possibly shorter than that.

Author: Sebastian Gingter

Software Engineer at Thinktecture, Fulltime geek, loving father & husband, always learning.