View Full Version : maintenance window. My 2 cents.

08-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Usually patching, updating and reinstalling are done during defined periods of low usage and a back out strategy is employed if everything goes south. This will usually involve system snapshots for backup purposes. C.Y.A. if nothing else. In such a case as this, the updated code should be tested before going live. I'm assuming this was done. I've seen upgrades in data centers go way bad before and can understand that this happens. Restoring from backup or even snapshots on VMs can be a real time consuming pain. However daytime is no time to do these things. A full rolling install schedule using a "follow the night " strategy would have been better.