Second Life will be unavailable from 9:00am-11:00am PDT (16:00-18:00 GMT) for a scheduled update. No viewer update will be required.
We need to block off some time to have the grid empty for some server code upgrades and database work. We’ll be keeping the downtime as short as possible, but it looks like it make take 2 hours.
After the downtime we’ll allow logins to the grid, but shortly thereafter start a rolling restart of the grid’s regions to have them pick up the newer code. This will take approximately 3 hours to hit the whole grid.
The restarts will introduce server-side voice improvements (reducing bogus invites, etc) as well as the first iteration of our Het Grid work (no special controls for region owners yet; it simply allows Linden to have finer control over grid upgrades). (See below)
[Update: Oops, had the GMT times wrong. Sorry about that!]
[Update: Updated the calendar URLs; it was accidentally created in the wrong domain.]
[Update @ Tuesday 9pm]
Further testing has revealed some issues in the new code we were planning to roll out. While the issues have been fixed, we believe that we need to spend additional time testing to ensure that the changes will behave as expected. However, the scheduled downtime will remain as announced.
The bulk of the work planned during the first two hours is required server and database maintenance work that will go ahead as planned, and involves no new code. We plan to also roll out a much smaller set of server-side patches that have been tested during the rolling restart later in the day.