Archive of Our Own Scheduled Downtime

Barring last minute snags, we’ll be deploying new code to the Archive of Our Own today! This is a BIG release – we’ve upgraded the site to run on Rails 3 (the framework the Archive is built on), a change that involved changing ALL the code. We also have some new code for collections and challenges, some performance enhancements, and a bunch of other nice little tweaks and enhancements.

Because this release involves lots of big changes, the Archive will have scheduled downtime while we deploy. We expect to take the site down for approximately 12 hours from 13.00 EST on 11 November 2010 (what time is this in my timezone?) . This time may change if we hit unexpected problems, but we’ll send out a message on our Archive status Twitter account AO3_Status before we start and when the Archive comes back up.

We thank you for your patience, and we hope you’ll enjoy the improvements in the Archive when the maintenance is done!