11. Maintenances


To keep the system healthy we need sometimes to interrupt the platform for maintenance. In this page you will find:

  • our change log
  • the current status of the platform & the maintenances log
  • our downtime policy

11.1. Change log

To make it easier for users to see what notable changes have been made in the system between maintenances and releases of Spider we keep a chronologically ordered list of notable changes. The changes can be found in Change log list.

11.2. Maintenance windows

11.2.1. Current status

Up and running

11.2.2. Future maintenances

Status (Scheduled/Unscheduled) Date (start / end) comment

11.2.3. dcache maintenances

The dCache instance of SURF falls under the Grid components, thus dCache maintenances are not announced via the Spider notifications. If you want to receive notifications and be prepared for upcoming downtimes and maintenances of dCache, you can create personal subscriptions in the EGI operations portal by following the instructions in the Grid page here.

11.2.4. Past maintenances

(most recent first)

Status (Scheduled/Unscheduled) Date (start / end) comment
Scheduled 15/02/2021-23/02/2021 New Spider release. See Maintenance instructions

11.3. Policy

All Spider users are notified in advance for the scheduled maintenance windows. Exceptions to this policy are made in the following cases:

  • Urgent changes are needed for the continuity of the platform
  • Patches for high-risk security issues

In these cases, the changes will be applied as soon as needed, even outside maintenance windows.

See also

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