Server Maintenance Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Every 2nd Wednesday of every month, RCD Radio’s Live 24/7 Stream will go offline for scheduled updates and for maintenance.

Why?

We like to keep our servers up to date with the latest Windows Updates, as Microsoft releases updates for their operating system on every 2nd Tuesday of every month, we are doing our updates 24 hours later, why the delay? because we want to make sure Microsoft got it right, also giving them plenty of chance to release their updates.

When Exactly?

There is no specific time when we will perform the maintenance on our server, it depends on what is happening that day, we do try and do the maintenance when there isn’t much traffic going to our website.

How long?

We may also do some other maintenance on our server, such as a cleaning, hard drive checks, hardware updates, or even updates to our local network, so it all depends, but the minimum our servers will be down, is between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on how long it takes Windows Updates to install, typically, thats all we will do, if we need to do any other maintenance, we will mention on our social media pages that it may take longer than normal.

How will we know?

We will always tweet and post on Facebook, when we are about to shut off the servers for maintenance, we will also link to this blog post, explaining what it is and what we do.

t-shirt-bulk4What is effected?

Everything to do with our Live streams, including our main Live page stream and all our mobile streams, also effected, our IRC Channel Bots, such as RoBo, our website and other services will continue to operate as normal as they are not on the effected servers.

We would like to avoid these important maintenance checks on our servers, but these checks keep our servers in working perfect order for what they are used for and therefore must be done.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on our downtime and for other things regarding RCD Radio.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

We Have Moved!

We are pleased to announce we have moved to a brand new location for RCD Radio, a bigger and better place for our radio transmissions.

Although there is a lot of work still to be done and it’s taken a very long time for this to sort out, we are still not able to broadcast shows right now, we need a splash of new paint on the walls, carpets and brand new furniture, including our brand new super big desk!

Here is a first look at the new space we have got our hands on.

Some work does need to be done on this space, so we are going to be working on it over the next few weeks/months, we hope to have a full studio set up by Christmas, or if we are lucky, just before.

We shall post updates on our social media pages, Twitter and Facebook, in the meantime, you can still listen to RCD Radio 24/7 Live Music stream on our Live page, as this is not effected by the move and it shall not be.

Thank you for sticking with RCD Radio, we are very excited about the future of the station now that we have hold of some bigger space, we shall post updates on social media as and when there is something exciting to share.

Live Stream and Server Downtime on 02/08/2017 to 09/08/2017

On Wednesday 2nd August, RCD Radio will be shutting off it’s Live stream for a week for some serious server maintenance and cleaning.

We like to keep our equipment in good shape, we are taking August as a good opportunity to carry out this essential maintenance, during downtime, our Live stream will be off air until 09/08/2017, providing things go to plan, the website, past shows and events will still be available to watch/listen again.

We will post on our social media profiles when our Live stream is back on air.

Twitter: @RCDRadio
Facebook: /rcdradio

 

Server Maintenance Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

AS OF 14/03/2018 THIS POST IS NOW OUTDATED, SEE THE LATEST POST AT https://rcdradio.com/servermaintenance/

red-logo-white-smallEvery 2nd Wednesday of every month, RCD Radio’s Live 24/7 Stream will go offline for scheduled maintenance.

Why?

We like to keep our servers up to date with the latest Windows Updates, as Microsoft releases updates for their operating system on every 2nd Tuesday of every month, we are doing our updates 24 hours later, why the delay? because we want to make sure Microsoft got it right, also giving them plenty of chance to release their updates.

IMG_6657How long?

We may also do some other maintenance on our server, such as a cleaning or hard drive checks, or even, hardware updates, so it all depends, but the minimum our servers will be down, is between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on how long it takes Windows Updates to install, typically, thats all we will do, if we need to do any other maintenance, we will mention on our social media pages that it may take longer than normal.

How will we know?

We will always tweet and post on Facebook, when we are about to shut off the servers for maintenance, we will also link to this blog post, explaining what it is and what we do.

t-shirt-bulk4What is effected?

Everything to do with our Live streams, including our main Live page stream and all our mobile streams, also effected, our IRC Channel Bots, such as RoBo and Jarvis, our website and other services will continue to operate as normal.

We would like to avoid these important maintenance checks on our servers, but these checks keep our servers in working perfect order for what they are used for and therefore must be done.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on our downtime and for other things regarding RCD Radio.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rcdradio
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rcdradio

We Are Going HD!

hd-screenshotIt has finally happened! We are fully armed and ready to go 720p HD Live Streaming for all our shows.

Today, we are official announcing our roll out of our 720p Live streaming during our Live shows, although, since December we have been recording all out shows in 720p HD, but this is the final step to make this transition complete.

Watch one of DJ Lozo’s Mixes, from December, recorded and published to YouTube in HD to get an idea of what to expect.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes – Episode 20

pic5Some of you may be questioning, if we have gone HD, how are the listeners who’s connections can’t support 720p HD going to be able to listen and watch? Well, don’t you worry! You will still be able to watch as always in our standard definition quality that you know and love, that has not changed, we were only going to roll out HD, if we were able to stream in both 720p and in our normal quality we have always used.

Our HD feed has its own page on our website, you can find it at the address at the bottom of this post, you will be able to see everyone in the standard definition can see, the chat, other feeds and information, except your feed will be opt in to view our stream in 720p HD.

pic077The HD feed will not at this point be on 24/7, we are only rolling it out for our Live shows at the moment, we may in the future roll our a HD version of our 24/7 stream, but, one step at a time.

DJ Lozo’s Mixes, on 31st January 2016, will be our first ever show to be experienced Live in 720p HD, so make sure you join us and RSVP: http://rcdr.me/1Z6DJ4u

You will be able to see all our shows, in HD, on our HD page, which is at http://hd.rcdradio.com

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, for updates on when one of our Live Shows goes Live and updates on RCD Radio.

All RCD Radio related news articles can also be found at http://news.rcdradio.com