Datatracker maintenance outage Saturday 16 Jan 2021

Robert Sparks <> Tue, 15 December 2020 20:11 UTC

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Subject: Datatracker maintenance outage Saturday 16 Jan 2021
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The datatracker will be down from 1600-2000 UTC on Saturday 16 Jan, 2021.

This extended outage is necessary to convert each timezone record in the 
datatracker's database from timezone-naive to be timezone-aware.

The current database has a mix of naive timestamps recorded implicitly 
in server-local time (PST8PDT, or America/LosAngeles), and naive 
timestamps recorded implicitly in meeting local time for various IETF 
meetings, making a value-by-value conversion taking the context of each 
record into account necessary.

This conversion will greatly simplify time calculations and presentation 
of information in different timezones going forward.

We currently anticipate being able to keep the authentication services 
running during this outage, so services like the imap server and codimd 
will allow logins during the transition.

Robert Sparks - Tools Team Project Manager