Hardware and Software Upgrades postponed until Thursday, 2 August from 0400 to 1200 GMT

The previously announced downtime for software and hardware upgrades on Tuesday, 31 July, has been postponed until Thursday, 2 August. The downtime will be from 04.00 to 12.00 GMT as announced, so same time but different day.

As you know, if you read the previous announcement, the downtime is to upgrade our database to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2 and replace all of our database hardware. Unfortunately there are some delays in processing equipment through UK Customs, hence the upgrade being postponed two days.

Discussion concerning this announcement may be found in this forum thread, which is the same thread as for the old announcement.