Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Deployment: May 27, 2008

Yet another bug fix deployment. (This is why I’d been telling people that May was going to suck—deployments left right and centre, for bug fixes. There’s a reason that you should never, ever, ever, rewrite your code base from scratch. But ours is not to question why…) Luckily, we could do this one without any kind of outage, so we got special permission to start sooner than usual: 10:00 PM, instead of 1:30 AM like usual.

22:00–22:05 (5 minutes): We all logged onto the conference bridge, and confirmed that we were ready to go.

22:05–22:47 (42 minutes): We deployed the application.

22:47–23:13 (26 minutes): We Sanity Tested the application.

23:13–22:50 (37 minutes): The users did their Landing Tests.

Everything worked fine. There were some issues, but minor ones.

Overall deployment: 22:00–22:50 (1 hour and 50 minutes).

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