[18th November 2014 – 19:15 ] Zeus is currently running on degraded RAID – one of the hard drives has “Failed”. However this is the 3rd such failure in the last 12 months, and every drive we have taken out has been perfectly fine, so we’re just taking backups of the server/data incase there are any problems, and in the next few days we are going to take the machine offline for a few hours – do a full firmware update on the server, and hopefully bring it up with a new drive.
We are expecting this to happen on Wednesday or Thursday night, but we will update this status closer to the time.
[28th November 2014 – 15:25] Zeus is scheduled in for emergency maintenance tonight – we will attempt the firmware upgrades around 10pm onwards UK time – We expect there to be around 2 hours of downtime if everything goes to plan.
[28th November 2014 – 21:39] Preparing the server for upgrades now.
[28th November 2014 – 22:59] Zeus is back online – all Hardware firmware and Software has been upgraded to latest versions, and the storage array is in a valid state. We will continue monitoring the system over the coming days.