As mentioned previously on the blog, Second Life is closed at the moment for scheduled maintenance. The maintenance is expected to take from 7:00am through 11:00am PST (that’s 15:00-19:00 GMT).
Logins on the Beta Test Grid will need to be disabled for about the first hour of maintenance work, but will then be opened up.
I’ll post updates here as the maintenance work progresses. Note that the news is likely to be slow and boring unless a crisis occurs, at which point I may be too busy to post.
UPDATE – 9:23am: Maintenance work is complete, and Second Life is open again. Thanks for your patience!
UPDATE – 9:06am: Sorry for the issues logging into the Beta Test grid. For reasons not yet understood, a lot of logins are failing. We’ll be investigating that – thanks for helping with the Beta Test!
UPDATE – 9:00am: We’re done the bulk of the work and just making sure the grid is happy before we open things up. We should be done very soon.
UPDATE – 8:15am: The first chunk of maintenance work is complete. The Beta Test Grid is open again, but may be having issues we’ll try to sort out.
UPDATE – 8:00am: So far things are on or a little ahead of schedule, although it looks like we’ll have to keep Beta Grid logins disabled for a little while longer. (There was a dependency in the work sequence that we didn’t catch last night.) Another update should be coming in a few minutes.
UPDATE – 7:15am: To residents who were on the beta grid at around 7:15 – just after I made my “if you’re already logged in, you can stay!” I was going to announce that one of the pieces of work we’re doing might cause a connectivity hiccup or loss of connection. But they beat me to it. Sorry! We’ll open up the Beta again ASAP.