ORCID Registry Scheduled Outage, December 15, 2018

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UPDATE December 11: We now anticipate that the downtime will be no more than four hours

On Saturday, December 15, 2018 we will be migrating our database to new hardware. During this transition we estimate that the ORCID Registry, including the Public and Member API and the ORCID Registry user interface, will be unavailable from 2pm UTC for up to eight hours.  

This scheduled outage will enable ORCID to upgrade our relational database management system, Postgres 9, to Postgres 10. Besides keeping ORCID’s software stack current, the upgrade will also enable us to move from binary replication to logical replication, which means we will be able to significantly reduce and possibly eliminate outages for future upgrades.    

We recognize that this will cause some inconvenience for organizations that have integrated ORCID and for users. We appreciate your understanding, and we will do our best to keep the downtime to a minimum.

If you haven’t already done so, we strongly recommend that you join the ORCID API Users Group, where we will be posting further updates before, during, and after the outage and/or that you follow us on Twitter (@ORCID_Org).  Please do let us know if you have any questions.