Tonight we are pushing an update to Socorro (http://crash-stats.mozilla.com) to support rapid betas. This involves complex database changes to support all the by-build-date views that are in the new release.
We intend to do this without significant user-facing downtime, by breaking replication, failing over to secondary, pushing the changes to primary, verifying, and failing back. This is the first time we’ve tried a procedure like this for a code release. In the past we’ve done pushes like this one with downtime, although we have used this procedure for database upgrades. This is an attempt at making things disruption free for you, our users.
If this doesn’t work for any reason, in the worst case the webapp will be offline for up to an hour, starting at around 5pm PDT.
We will continue collecting crashes throughout, but processing will be paused during the maintenance window.
You can track progress in this bug:
The bugs that will be shipping in this release are documented here: