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WoW: Maintenance Free Tuesdays?

Posted Tue, Dec 26, 2006 by LadySirse

No Scheduled Maintenance

Do you look for ways to keep busy during the scheduled downtime on Tuesdays at World of Warcraft? Worry no more as it's been announced that they are going to try something new!

Since the game’s release, one of our most important service goals has been to reduce the amount of time realms are down for weekly realm maintenance. The various hardware upgrades and retrofits we’ve done over the past year have put us in a position to begin testing the ability to go longer than a week between maintenance periods.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be testing the effect of a live maintenance, where regular maintenance tasks are run during off-peak with realms live. On Tuesday, December 26 there will be no scheduled downtime for weekly maintenance. We will perform all necessary maintenance tasks while the realms are live. We are anticipating the possibility that we may need to perform rolling restarts off-peak if we find that a realm restart is necessary; however the downtime for each realm would be less than 10 minutes if it was required.

Tell us what you think of this change in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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