Thursday, September 7, 2017

Unscheduled Maintenance Keeps Residents Offline During Clubs' Prime Time

Yesterday evening, about the time when a number of clubs have their events, residents began having trouble logging on. It turned out that Linden Lab was doing a round of "Unscheduled Maintenance" on the Second Life grid.

We are performing an unscheduled maintenance to our login systems. Residents may experience log in issues in world as well as Please keep an eye on this blog for status updates. 

The trouble, according to their Grid Status Report, had started well before prime time for the clubs, the Linden Lab made the decision to do the maintenance at 5:33 PM SL time. But it would take a couple hours for the Lab to find the problem, and so residents continued have trouble logging on. And if they were on, they were advised against rezzing anything non-copyable or making any money transactions, including Marketplace or club tips.

Eventually, venues around Second Life, including the Furry Fashion Lounge and Club Cutlass, began calling off their events.

Tonight's Lounge event (Rave) is being canceled, due to the second life outages. the grid status is still being monitored, but has not changed.  So it's in our best interest. It will be rescheduled in the near future. For now we will continue monitoring grid status, and it's suggested to refrain from building, scripting, or buying/selling until this is resolved.

Sorry about the Wed Dance at Cutlass, but no one could log in the run the boards.  So I just killed the contest for tonight.  We can try again another night, when LL has it's sh*t together.

Finally at 8:08PM SL time, eight minutes after these and other clubs' events would normally be over, Linden Lab declared the problem fixed and the Grid was back to normal.

Unscheduled Maintenances do not happen often on Second Life these days. In August, one of the Lindens came forward to apologize after the one then. Though with this one coming not long after one in late August, a few residents might wonder what's going on. Still, the outages are less frequent, and shorter, than Second Life's early days when the Grid was closed down for half a day or longer a few days a month, the Lab posting picture in self-depreciating humor of apes hitting a monolith with bones, "The Grid is down while we bang on things." So while what happened was annoying an inconvenient, it wasn't as bad as it used to be.

Bixyl Shuftan

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