Possible downtime this morning

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We've moving the Brickset front-end to a newer, faster, server this morning and while we hope there won't be too much interruption you may find it's not available or not working properly while we do so.

The database is not moving yet, so you can continue to record your collection etc.; no data will be lost.

Update: All work is complete.

20 comments on this article

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By in Switzerland,

You do F A N T A S T I C Work Guys. Not a Problem with not reaching the Service for an Hour or so :-) ;-)

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By in Australia,

I had a brief issue trying to connect a little while ago, but it's clearly working for me now :-). I have a question though. The time stamp on the news articles and comments shows up for me as being 1 hour ahead of my time (which is Australian eastern standard time).

Does this mean the time on your servers or the blog software hasn't been adjusted for British Summer Time? Does it show as an hour ahead for all users?

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By in New Zealand,

Yes there is a time issue with Brickset, but it is not due to the new server. I was using Norfolk Island time at +11 hours to make me 11 hours ahead of BST, the server time. When I went to the correct zone, +12 my post changed one hour ahead.

I discussed this with Huw a while ago and I am not sure whether there is an easy fix.

Back to Norfolk time!

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By in New Zealand,

Yep, back to correct time. Although I am really at +12 from UT (GMT), Brickset thinks I am +11.

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By in United Kingdom,

The server is running on British Summer Time at the moment, GMT+1 and I am aware of issues with those of you in the southern hemisphere, but as FlagsNZ says you can work round it manually by selecting a different timezone.

The site is now on the new server, there was hardly any downtime.

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By in Australia,

Indeed, since I've been here the timestamps have always been an hour fast. Surely the solution would be to remove one hour from every posted timestamp? I would guess timestamps are saved as integers and altered according to account-specific cookies in the user's browser indicating timezone when the user loads a page displaying one. That's an amateur's guess, though, and I guess it's more complex than that...
Or is it a problem regarding the offset each timezone refers to?

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By in Netherlands,

I have no idea how servers and other computer related things work. But goodluck :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Yes, I believe that in the winter Aus/NZ are {n} hours ahead of the UK but in the summer you are {n+/-1} because we put our clocks forward in the northern hemisphere summer and you I guess put them back.

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By in Belgium,

Nice work Huw...Thank you very much for all your work and effort you put into this! Did I mention already also a big thanks to the entire team? ;-)

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By in Australia,

Ah yes, sorry I didn't mean that that was a new problem as I knew it had always been that way. I will change my time zone too so that it appears to be correct. Thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

Let's not start the potential coding nightmare of Time Zones!

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By in Australia,

@baby yoda, look for a youtube video on the computerphile channel called The Problem with Time & Timezones, will give you an idea of how much of a headache it is to deal with them.

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By in France,

Being quite nube Brickset user - and a fan also since very first log and use - I'm always amazed of time and work and efforts it must take to hold on such a great info and database site running so sweet. I'm not aware of servers and all, but sincere thanks and grats to Huw and the whole team to manage all this working fine each time we connect. Keep up the good work.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Blush, thank you :)

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By in United States,

Noice. Great that you guys give this site so much care.

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By in United States,

It's always cool to see this site being updated, unlike some LEGO sites. It just keeps getting better. I was wondering if there's ever been an evolution of brickset article? I feel like there has been, but I can't remember for sure.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well not noticed any issues on my end over here, and the site certainly seems to come up faster now.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Good idea...

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By in United States,

I appreciate all the work that goes into updating/maintaining the site. Thank you!

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