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Disruption to Service 4 June 0500-0700UTC

The NorthSeaWeather Data Base server will be unavailable for around a period of one hour between the hours of 0500 and 0700 UTC on Tuesday 4 June.
During this period Forecast Graphs, Forecast Tabular data, and interactive location maps will be unavailable.
I will update users once this process has been completed and data verified.
Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.
Best Regards
Dave Paterson
NorthSeaWeather

Status updates 4 June 2019

06:10UTC MySQL will shortly be stopped while final offline backups are synchronised, and the installation is prepared for upgrade.
07:00UTC MySQL binaries are about to be upgraded – disruption will occur shortly.
07:10UTC Binaries have been upgraded – Management binaries being installed – and disruption will occur while another restart is carried out.

07:20UTC The work is now complete – thank you for your patience.

 

Planned Maintenance 6-7 Dec 2018

On the evening of 6th-7th of December maintenance will be carried out on the Northseaweather server, which will unfortunately involve a short outage of our service between 11:30 UTC on the evening of the 6th and 04:00 UTC on the morning of the 7th, however within this window we expect the service to be unavailable for less than 60 minutes.

We will monitor the situation and post any updates here on our off-site noticeboard.

Apologies for the disruption and inconvenience caused by this.

 

Best regards

Dave Paterson

27 June 2018 – Removal of TLSv1 – PCI compliance

Hello,

To maintain PCI compliance of our website, we have as of today removed support for TLSv1 SSL connections to the website. This will only affect users who are using old non compliant browsers or users of windows 7 that are not fully updated.

If you do experience problems please ensure that Windows 7 has Service Pack 1 installed and that all recommended updates have been installed. Please also ensure that you are using an updated browser that uses PCI compliant connections to the web.

Best regards

Dave Paterson

Server Upgrade Status 21 Feb 2018

The server upgrade was completed early on Monday 20th. Several small background issues were addressed during the day and monitored for 24 hours.

Thank you again for your patience during this upgrade.

Best regards

Dave Paterson

Server Upgrade Status 20 Feb – 0147UTC

At this time the server hardware upgrade is complete. There are several issues being addressed by server admins. We are currently experiencing delays with updates to forecasts. The Midnight issue is now active and I anticipate the 0600GMT issue will be available around 0700 in the morning.

The Ferry Weather graphs and Max condition gauges are now activated.

Thank you for your patience during this process.

 

Best regards

Dave Paterson

Planned maintenance 19 – 20 Feb 2018

The NorthSeaWeather webserver will have a full hardware upgrade while being re-located to our server administrators new Data Centre.

Synchronization of data between the servers will commence around 2000UTC on Monday 19th.
Once the old and new servers are synchronized there will be a period of downtime as network re-configuration is carried out. There may be delays in the forecast updates after syncronization commences and the completion of the network switchover. It is advisable that users retain a printed version of the 1800UTC forecast isue as backup during this time.

If network administrators encounter any problems during the switchover we will keep you informed via our facebook or wordpress blog and Twitter account. We will inform you once the transfer has been completed and operations return to normal.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Best regards
Dave Paterson
NorthSeaWeather

Server Upgrade Status – 7 April 0815

The Webserver hardware update is now completed. There remain issues with server configuration which are currently being addressed by technical support. I will update with further information as it becomes available.

Regards

Dave Paterson

Notice of Service Disruption 7 April 2017

On Friday 7th April 2017 the NorthSeaWeather Website Server will have a hardware upgrade. This work will require some downtime as follows.
On Thursday 6th April 2017 we will begin data syncronisation shortly after 2100UTC and the hardware will be swapped at some point early the following morning, between 0500UTC and 0800UTC.
The actual hardware replacement normally takes around 2 hours, during this time the website will be unavailable.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Updates on progress during the outage will be posted on our facebook and wordpress pages.

Best regards
Dave Paterson

 

Planned Maintenance – Wednesday 17 December

Wednesday 17 December 1300-1800 – Network maintenance is planned for the local back office network between these times. This may result in a delay of the issue of the 1800 issue forecast. There will be no interruption to website access during this network maintenance period.

Planned Maintenance Wednesday 16 July 2014 0600

Hello All

The Bunker Data Centre will be undertaking critical core network
maintenance tomorrow morning around 0600.

This has the potential to affect North Sea Weather site connectivity and
forecast updates which occur around this time in the morning. While we hope
that there will be no noticeable impact there could be a loss of
connectivity for several minutes, and a delay in the morning updates.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this maintenance
window.

Best regards
Dave Paterson