Grid Status


January 24th, 2018:

Complete grid maintenance is in progress.  Both servers are undergoing maintenance.  Updates are being applied, swap files being moved for better performance.  Also background database backups are being done.

What we hope will be fixed will be the errors “Underlying connection was dropped.” and teleport issues for some users to a couple regions.  We’re moving back to all servers to Server Core for security reasons.

In the future we don’t anticipate anymore long period downtime for the grid only for database backups and cloud and virtual server updates.

Thank you all for your patience.


January 16th, 2018:

Rolling restarts for all servers:  WoA Server, WoA Gaia Server 1, and WoA Gaia Server 2.  An announcement will go out grid wide and on the Discord server when they are commencing.

Complete.


January 9th, 2018:

The grid will be going down for maintenance.  2 servers will be redone.  The Robust Server and the WoA Gaia 1 Server.  During this time nobody will be able to login.

Maintenance commencing.  All servers will be shut down.  Complete.

Performance fixes have been rolled out on 2 more servers and both cloud servers.  Stability updates have been applied.  And the WoA Gaia 2 Server’s name should reflect the correct name.  Complete.

Final step:  Migrating the grid database to the new server.  Complete.

The grid will be booting up here shortly.  Completed.


January 2nd, 2018:

The grid will be coming down for database backups.  I don’t have an estimated time on when it will be done since it varies.

Database backups are now complete.  The regions are now coming back online.  Thank you all for your patience.


December 29th, 2017:

The last 15 regions will be moved momentarily.  These regions are as follows:

Ascension Grounds
Promised Land I
Promised Land II
Interrogation
Ascension Garden’s
Rejuvenation
Castle Ascension
Ascension Sea
Ascension Commons
Amorai
ChristovsLand
Eternal Shadows
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
Nations Secret
Far Out

These regions will reside on the WoA Server.

Update:  Region backups complete server shut down commencing.

Update 2:  Loading regions now please refrain from teleporting to these regions.

Update 3:  All servers will be doing down for a reboot.  I would advise everybody to log of the grid.

Update 4:  Maintenance complete.  All regions have been moved successfully and reboots are complete.

If you are on these regions I would advise you not to rez anything.


December 28th, 2017:

13 regions will be moved onto the new WoA Gaia Server 2.  These regions are as follows:

StarDream
Citadel
Asgard
Metropolis
Nations Summit
Nations Sovereign
Sota Atoll
Oreo Home
Neko Isle
Kidd Family Home
Forbidden Fortress
Cripple Creek Western RP
Woods Family Home

These regions reside on the WoA Gaia Server 2.

These regions have been successfully moved.

Update: Backups have been made of these regions and they have been taken offline momentarily.  Please refrain from teleporting to these regions until I say complete.

Also if you are on these regions I would advise you not to rez anything.

The rest of the regions will be moved tomorrow Friday, December 29th. Keep watching this page for any updated information.

Maintenance complete.


December 27th, 2017:

5 regions will be moved in the first part of maintenance today.  The following regions will be moved:

Adronis
Nations Solice
PSJ
Commune
Haystack

These regions reside on the WoA Gaia Server 1.

These regions have been successfully moved.

Also if you are on these regions I would advise you not to rez anything.

More will be moved after.  Keep watching this page for any updated information.


December 26th, 2017:

The grid is going offline for extended maintenance, the robust server is being moved to the new cloud server and so is the region server, also the region server is being moved onto Linux so the money module Gloebit will work properly.  The database migration for the robust server will take the longest.  Please expect a few hours of downtime.  Please check back here for up to date information during the migration process.

Update:  Database migration almost complete.  After the migration is completed, a reboot of the server will take place then will defrag the drive.  Then I will bring the grid back online.  When you see the word completed here then logins will be enabled.

Complete.


December 19th, 2017:

Tomorrow during scheduled maintenance: The grid will be shut down so some Windows updates can be applied and I will be doing some small database maintenance. This should probably just take not even a half hour at most. I will announce here when I’m shutting the grid down. I hope after tomorrow’s maintenance the current performance issues will be addressed.  Maintenance period has been unexpectedly extended.  I’m currently running Check Disk on the server to alleviate any future issues.  Complete.

Update:  Some OSSL Runtime Error’s have occurred.  I’m working on fixing them now.  Fixed.


December 6th, 2017:
Database backups will be taking place. The grid will be shutdown during this time, this should only take a few hours.  Complete


September 14, 2017:
Grid is coming down for emergency maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.  Complete.


October 25th, 2017:
Nations Solice and Ascension Isle (Fallback Region) will be taken offline for database maintenance. Shouldn’t take more then an hour. Complete.


October 10th, 2017:
Implementing a performance fix and moving the following regions to the main server channel: Nations Summit, Sota Atoll, Nations Sovereign and Oreo Home. During the move, logins will be disabled. Estimated time 1 hour. Maintenance complete took a bit longer then I expected. Regions are now online. Thank you for your patience.  Complete.


October 10th, 2017:
Database backups will be commencing. World of Ascension will be shutdown until the backups are complete.  Complete.


September 30th, 2017:
The grid will be coming down for maintenance, I will be merging the Ascension Grid Orion Server with the Ascension Grid Server. I have had complaints about issues with selling of land and the groups not working. Also what this means is we will no longer have to use the console for in world alerts and bringing new sims online all of this will be done from the web site. But prim allowance will still need to be added manually and will show up after a server restart.  Complete.


September 26th, 2017:
Rolling restarts on Tuesday on both the Ascension Grid Server and the Ascension Grid Orion Server.  Complete.


September 16, 2017:
Database maintenance in progress. Missing assets occurred grid wide and corrupted assets occurred on one region. ETA 1 hour or less. Took way longer then I thought but as far as I can see all assets are now present. Thank you for your patience.  Complete.


August 28th, 2017:
The grid is coming down for unscheduled database maintenance. Hopefully this doesn’t take more then 10 minutes. Sorry for the inconvenience. Still ongoing. I will be asking the hosting provider to add a second hard drive since the current one is almost full. Please refrain from importing more content.  Complete.


August 22nd, 2017:
Maintenance is currently being done on both the Ascension Grid Server and the Ascension Grid Orion Server. If the servers need to be taken offline then an in world notice will go out and they will only be offline briefly. Thanks for your patience. Estimated less then 20 minutes. Ascension Grid Server is back online. Maintenance is still being done on the Orion Server. I’m investigating the performance issue on the Ascension Grid Orion Server this may take some time. There’s a serious issue with the Orion Server so I’m working closely with the hosting provider to quickly get this issue fixed. Ongoing maintenance for the Orion Server. I don’t have an estimated time when it will be completed at the moment.  Complete.


August 10th, 2017:
Unscheduled maintenance for both the Ascension Grid Server and the Ascension Grid Orion. Both servers need updates. I expect the servers to be available again by 2 pm EST if not sooner. The Ascension Grid Server is back up but the Ascension Grid Orion server is still down for a couple hours for hardware upgrades. Complete.


Maintenance Schedule for Open Beta week is as follows:
Rolling restarts on Tuesday August 1st, 2017. An in world notice will go out if users are online. Complete.
Thursday August 3rd, 2017. Servers will go down for maintenance. Database backups, updates and performance fixes will occur. An in world notice will go out if users are online. Complete.
After server maintenance Open Beta will begin and registrations will be enabled.
On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 Open Beta will end. After rolling restarts World of Ascension will be out of Beta and into full live mode.

Complete.


July 25th, 2017:
Rolling restarts and database updates commencing.  Complete.


July 11th, 2017:
Rolling restarts on both the Ascension Grid Server and the Ascension Grid Orion Server beginning now. Should be less then 5 mins.  Complete.


July 5th, 2017:
The grid is coming down for unscheduled maintenance. I expect the service to become available again by 5pm EST please check back here for further updates. Thank you for your patience. Ascension Grid Server maintenance completed. Working on bringing Ascension Grid Orion Server online.  Complete.


June 28th, 2017:
The grid is coming down for unscheduled maintenance. I expect the service to be back around 2 pm est. Please check back here for updated information. Complete. I fixed an issue with the group notices. they are now fully functional. Thank you for your patience.  Complete.


June 20th, 2017:
The grid will be coming down for maintenance at between 10am and 12pm. If residents are in world and in world notice will go out just before it comes down. During this time residents won’t be able to log in, we will be installing new modules and doing a database backup. Thanks advance for your patience. Please check back here for updates.  Complete.