The move appears to have worked well. Thanks to Cryzeck for donating new server hardware!
Today, we'll move VikingMUD to a new server.
This requires a longer downtime than usual, approximately 45-60 minutes.
The MUD will be shut down at 10:30 UTC (11:30 CET), and back up again between 11:15 and 11:30 UTC (12:15 and 12:30 CET) unless there are unforeseen problems.
We had a short-notice reboot today to see if a newer Linux kernel might fix some in-MUD performance and lag issues. The MUD was down for longer than expected, from 12:45 UTC until 13:13 UTC.
The reboot went fine and the MUD was quickly back up again, although with some in-MUD lag that clever people are investigating.
The server will reboot for security upgrades during regular MUD reboot today. This adds 3-20 minutes downtime, the MUD is expected back up between 08:35 and 08:55 UTC.