[openspending-dev] Scheduled downtime: January 5, 2015

Tryggvi Björgvinsson tryggvi.bjorgvinsson at okfn.org
Fri Jan 2 00:44:36 UTC 2015

Hi all,

First of all: Happy New Year and thank you for 2014. It was a huge year
for OpenSpending. OpenSpending.org has grown fantastically over the year.

Early 2014 we experienced problems due to our growth in 2014 when our
search engine started running out of memory. It took us a while to
pinpoint the problem and fix it. OpenSpending.org has since then
continued to grow, even faster than we thought so we have again run into
the same problem and as some of you might have seen OpenSpending.org has
been going down quite often in the last week or so.

This unfortunately means we need to fix it and we have decided to do so
on January 5. This may lead to OpenSpending.org going down on Monday
while we fix the issue by switching to bigger servers for the search
engine. We will of course try to avoid as much downtime as possible.

We have already started designing and thinking about a better
architecture which will suit OpenSpending better and hopefully better
avoid problems like these.

I apologise for all the problems this causes.


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