Author Archives: Prospero Linden

Help Us Beta Test Second Life Server Releases

Many of you have helped us improve Second Life by downloading Release Candidate Viewers by finding, reporting and triaging issues with us. We have many issues identified during Release Candidate cycles keeping them out of the default download. We’re now … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Rolling restart to deploy 1.23.3, Thu-Wed July 24-30

Update 2008-07-30 07:48am : But for a small amount of residual clean-up, the rolling restart is complete. Update 2008-07-30 05:45am : The second-half rolling restart has begun. Today, all regions still on 1.22.4 will be restarted, upgrading them to 1.23.4. … Continue reading

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Rolling Restart Tue-Thu 07/15-17 to deploy server version 1.23.1

Update 2008-07-16 05:40am : We have reverted the ~1000 hosts on 1.23.1 to 1.22.4. Update 2008-07-15 05:28pm : An issue with names showing up as “(???) (???)” in estate ban lists is showing up on the regions which have been … Continue reading

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Rolling Restart Thu/Fri/Sat July 10-12 — Please Test Server Version 1.23 on the Preview Grid Now!

Update 2008/07/11 11:15PM : The deploy is complete.  (Apologies this wasn’t posted at 11:15PM last night.) Update 2008/07/11 08:45PM : The backwards roll to revert servers from version 1.23.0 to 1.22.4 has begun. Update 2008/07/11 04:44PM : We have discovered … Continue reading

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Rolling Restart Tue/Wed/Thu June 24-26 to deploy 1.22.4

We will be deploying Server Version 1.22.4 in a rolling restart this week, following our usual schedule: Tuesday evening : a “pilot roll” to ~200 regions Wednesday 05:00-09:00 am : a rolling restart to half of the hosts on the … Continue reading

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[DONE] Rolling Restart Tue/Wed/Thu to deploy Server 1.22.3

Update 2008-06-12 09:20 : The rolling restart is complete. Update 2008-06-12 08:00 : The second-half rolling restart is 61% complete. Update 2008-06-12 07:05 : The second-half rolling restart is 32% complete. Update 2008-06-12 06:01 : The second-half rolling restart is … Continue reading

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Group Permissions Bug Fix Deployed to Preview Grid

We have deployed a new server version (version to the “Second Life Beta Server” channel of the Preview Grid. This server version fixes the group permissions bugs described in the SVC-2489, SVC-2495, and SVC-2499. The “Second Life Production Server” … Continue reading

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Preview Grid Updated, Production Deploy / Rolling Restart Plans

Update 2008-06-07 13:51 : the rolling restart is done. Less than 100 regions remain down; we will get those up as soon as possible. Uf-da! Update 2008-06-07 13:16: We took another little break as the database decided it didn’t really … Continue reading

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(Re)Introducing the Preview Grid: Aditi

In addition to Second Life, the main service that many thousands of residents log into each day, there is a second grid open to the public. This grid is known as the Preview Grid, or “Aditi” (in comparison with “Agni”, … Continue reading

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Rolling Restart for Half of the Grid, Friday Morning 2008-05-16

Update: 05-16 08:30 — The rolling restart is complete. Update: 05-16 07:58 — The rolling restart is 92% complete. Update: 05-16 06:56 — The rolling restart is 54% complete. Update: 05-16 06:02 — The rolling restart is 22% complete. Update: … Continue reading

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