[OSM-dev] Upcoming Planned outage - 9th May 2016

Grant Slater openstreetmap at firefishy.com
Mon May 2 20:46:02 UTC 2016

Hi All,

On the 9th of May 2016 the primary OpenStreetMap database will be
read-only for important maintenance. Editing the map will not be
possible during the maintenance.

Full announcement is available here:

The Operations Working Group are in the process of planning some
hardware moves as a result of maintenance at our primary datacentre.
The plans are subject to change, but these moves are expected to take
place on Monday 9th May (a week from today), and this will mean a
period of read only operation lasting for up to 24 hours (into

The read-only period will mean the OpenStreetMap website and map is
still available, but no map editing will be possible during this time.

The https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/2016_May_server_maintenance
wiki page has some more technical details, and will be updated with
more precise timing information as the plans are finalised in the
coming days.

We’re putting out this announcement to give some advanced notice, but
we appreciate some people will be wanting to know more about the exact
timings of the read-only period. Please have patience. The Operations
Working Group are busy making plans, and will aim to firm things up in
the coming days.

Kind regards,


on behalf of the OSM operations team

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