Essential Maintenance on our Music Library

On Sunday 24th June, around 2pmBST, the Live stream will be down for maintenance on our server and most importantly, our music library.

This is essential maintenance and updates to our library that needs doing, in order to make this as smooth as possible, we have decided to temporally turn off the Live feed during this maintenance.

It will take a couple of hours to do, we will update on our social media sites, Twitter and Facebook when everything is back online.

Thank you for your co-operation, sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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

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

 

Brand New Web Server

red-logo-white-smallFor over a month and a few days, we have been working on setting up a brand new web server for our website.

As many of you knew, our old host kept crashing with our website when we hit so many visitors and at times, it was quite slow, we may of fixed this issue by moving to a bigger server which may be able to handle what we need a bit better, all with a lot more control over our web server.

studio-pic37Big thanks has to go to Scootz for helping set all this stuff up, who is now our very own web admin for the station.

We still have lots more work to do on the back end of the server, so you will not see many of the back end improvements, but you should now be able to experience a much better site when visiting one of our shows.

iphone-stream-lock-hqIf you have any issues and you will like to address them with us, please contact us by our Twitter or Facebook pages as at the current time, our contact pages do not work.

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