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Scheduled Maintenance on RIPE Database Update Server

On Thursday, 10 May at 14:00 UTC (16:00 CEST), we will migrate the update service to a new server as part of our RIPE Database infrastructure upgrade. We expect the migration to take up to four hours.

Part of this migration requires us to reload both the live and test database contents onto the new server.

No changes during migration window
No changes can be made to the RIPE Database or TEST Database during the migration. This includes the use of Syncupdates, Webupdates, RESTful API and the use of object editors provided through the LIR Portal.

Hold off on sending email updates
We also kindly request that you hold off on sending updates to the email update service (auto-dbm@ripe.net, test-dbm@ripe.net) during the migration window to allow us to make a clean restart of the new server and perform significant testing before processing any live updates. If any updates are sent to the email update service, they will be queued and run following the migration. If you do submit email updates during this time we recommend that you check the results later.

RIPE Database queries unaffected
Querying the RIPE Database will not be affected as this service is completely separated from the update service. However it will not be possible to query the TEST Database.

We appreciate your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Regards,

Denis Walker
Business Analyst
RIPE NCC Database Group

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