Friday, November 23, 2007

Deployment: November 2007 (almost)

This was going to be an unusual deployment, because it was scheduled for a Wednesday night, instead of a Saturday night. This worried me, because I was worried about having to work on Thursday, and I was coming down with a cold.

It was also going to be a long deployment; there is another system we depend on, that had to deploy along with us, but their deployments are much longer than ours. So we would have had to shut down our system, and then wait for a couple of hours, until they were done, and then continued on with ours.

As luck would have it, though, their deployment was deferred. Their source code repository crashed, and they spent days trying to recover from it. So we’re rescheduling for this coming week. And the good news keeps getting better: we’re hoping to deploy the other application on Monday night, and my application on Wednesday night—so we won’t have such a long deployment.

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