Hosted Email storage upgrade

Update 2013-12-12 22:28 GMT

The migration is complete and all Hosted Email services are now back up and running on the new SSD RAID array.

There was one minor issue that arose during the migration: the time on the new server was running fast by just over 2 hours, and the clock did not sync immediately at startup time, so a few emails were delivered with timestamps in the future. Sorry about that.

2013-12-12 10:00 GMT

We’ll be adding additional storage space to our Hosted Email server tonight at approx. 22:00 GMT

We are also taking the opportunity to migrate all the mail storage from 7200RPM SATA disks to new SSD drives, bringing big performance increases and lower energy usage.

A short interruption to service is unavoidable but we’ll do our best to keep the downtime to a minimum. We’ll update this post to confirm when we’re done. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.