That seemed like a REALLY long time for a site to be down. When I was an IT leader for the pilot union at American Airlines the only time we had to go down at all was moving to another server and once when lots of Y2K type changes were implemented. I hope the ARRL leadership gets a thorough explanation for why it had to be down for so long. Usually if it is a mammoth change then can port to a parallel server so downtime is limited to no more than 2-3 hours in the middle of the night. This seems excessive to me. Maybe they wanted to save money and only have to work on it during bankers hours, but can you imagine a bank or automobile manufacturer having to take their entire site down for four days? It would never happen…so to me something doesn’t seem right with this. Ransomware attack? Russian hack? Or just a simple upgrade?… If you ever learn more I’d love to know. Rick Leonhardt has an extensive background in this type of thing so maybe he can opine.
- This reply was modified 8 months ago by Phillip Beall.