We will doing a lot of service work in the next 24-36 hours and there are likely to be service disruptions to ChemSpider. During this period there may be significant periods of downtime as we upgrade a number of services in the background. Our apologies for the disruption but the best time to do this is the weekend.

Stumble it!

3 Responses to “Impending Service Work this Weekend”

  1. Egon Willighagen says:

    I have noticed a few messages like these… is ChemSpider really so short on hardware to support using a development system and a production system? What about redundancy? Would a franchising model work, where people put of CS mirrors with all the ads and sorts?

  2. Antony Williams says:

    Egon, You should NOT have seen any service disruptions over the weekend. The comments above were that there “may” be periods of downtime. We are not hardware “rich” per se but definitely do sufficient testing offline on our staging system. We are presently in discussions to establish potential mirror sites of ChemSpider. Watch this space.

  3. Egon Willighagen says:

    Well, I certainly haven’t… my new place does not have broadband yet :(

    Watching every single bit of evolution going on in ChemSpider ;) Long live RSS feeds :)

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