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dennis09d
Posted - 2009.03.19 21:47:00 - [1]
 

hi all i am new to eve can u help me plz what it a ONE downtime period

Cleerly
Amarr
Advance Naval Guard
N0BLESSE OBLIGE
Posted - 2009.03.19 21:48:00 - [2]
 

huh?

Tkar vonBiggendorf
Gallente
Snake Eyes Inc
Posted - 2009.03.19 21:53:00 - [3]
 

If you're asking when downtime is, its daily from 1100 to 1200 GMT. It does not change with daylight savings. If you have daylight savings locally, downtime will shift an hour in your local timezone.

Johann Callasan
Caldari
Posted - 2009.03.20 00:28:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: dennis09d
hi all i am new to eve can u help me plz what it a ONE downtime period


Downtime is a period each day they take the servers offline for maintenance, backup etc.

Usually it's from between 11:00 to 12:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), and it remains constant, as the country the servers are in doesn't observe such things as Daylight Savings Time.

Depending on what's going on downtime MAY be extended, it's never less than a hour though. Most other MMOs down their servers every week or so - EveE's server farm is extensive enough it needsw to happen every day - after all, there aren't any other MMOs out there that are single-sharded on the same scale.

Patches/updates are usually done either on Tuesdays or Thursdays (Thor's Day YARRRR!!), if any patches are due at all.

Ami Nia
Posted - 2009.03.20 02:39:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Johann Callasan
Usually it's from between 11:00 to 12:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), and it remains constant, as the country the servers are in doesn't observe such things as Daylight Savings Time.
Hu?
No, wrong.

Downtime is between 11:00 and 12:00 GMT. It does not change between summer/winter because ... it's GMT.

The servers are in London which is in England (southern area of the Great Britain) which is part of the United Kingdom. They DO observe Daylight Savings Time. In the winter they use GMT while in the summer they use BST.

Tallaran Kouros
Cryptonym Sleepers
Posted - 2009.03.20 11:37:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Ami Nia
Originally by: Johann Callasan
Usually it's from between 11:00 to 12:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), and it remains constant, as the country the servers are in doesn't observe such things as Daylight Savings Time.
Hu?
No, wrong.

Downtime is between 11:00 and 12:00 GMT. It does not change between summer/winter because ... it's GMT.

The servers are in London which is in England (southern area of the Great Britain) which is part of the United Kingdom. They DO observe Daylight Savings Time. In the winter they use GMT while in the summer they use BST.


The UK observes DST and most clocks change relative to GMT, but the server clocks do not.

Therefore I live in the UK just as the servers do, but as my clock changes and the server clock does not (it's always GMT) then downtime will shift by one hour for me as my local time shifts relative to GMT.

Clear?

destinationunreachable
Hello Kitty Fanclub
Posted - 2009.03.20 12:44:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: destinationunreachable on 20/03/2009 12:44:31
GMT is a bit confusing, as it is
a) the measure of time used in the UK (and other countries in the same time zone) during the winter
b) as a reference time towards other time zones

To avoid that confusion in technical meanings UTC [1] is being used (there are small differences between GMT and UTC, but they don't matter at this point).
UTC obviously doesn't observe daylight saving time.

So the server downtime is every day (all year) actually at 11:00 UTC, which coincidently is 11:00 GMT and in summer it is GMT+1 or BST ;-)

1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time

edit: added wiki reference

Starnap
Concentrated Evil
Posted - 2009.03.20 12:58:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
So the server downtime is every day (all year) actually at 11:00 UTC, which coincidently is 11:00 GMT and in summer it is GMT+1 or BST ;-)


No - hang on - I mean not that it matters really, but this is confused again. Downtime is always 11:00 GMT.


 

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