May 14, 2020

Elive Scheduled Maintenance Window – May 16th

Update 23rd May 00:07.
All works have been completed now. Firewall actively blocking over 20 million malicious traffic IP addresses now. Thanks for your patience during the network upgrades.

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Update 21st May.
Following on from our updates last weekend, we have another scheduled maintenance window for this coming Friday night, the 22nd May 2020, to perform some extra essential network updates.

The window duration is for 1 hour, from 11.30pm GMT Friday 22nd May 2020 to 00.30am GMT Saturday 23th May 2020.

While the Work Window is set for 1 hour, it is expected that any network connectivity issues would only exist briefly, for a few minutes.

Some customers may experience brief loss of connections during this time, but be assured this will be kept to a minimum while we perform the upgrades.
Customers with external services, such as Office 365 or Google Email for example, would not be affected.

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UPDATE : 00:33 17th May. Due to an issue with the firewall config, we have had to reverse out of the scheduled update and revert to the original configuration. We will issue an update via email in the morning with a re-scheduled timeframe for the update.

Check back here also for updates.

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Original Post : We have a scheduled maintenance window for this coming Saturday night, the 16th May 2020, to perform some essential network updates, which also include Firewall improvements.

The window duration is for 2 hours, from 11.30pm GMT 16th May 2020 to 1.30am GMT 17th May 2020.

Some customers may experience brief loss of connections during this time, but be assured this will be kept to a minimum while we perform the upgrades.

One of the main features of this upgrade is the extra security that will be introduced by the automatic protection from blacklisted IP’s within AbuseIPDB ( https://www.abuseipdb.com )
This will both protect against known hacking bots and help increase site performance by reducing unwanted traffic.