Upcoming Work for Sharding & Cold Storage

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
Community Manager
Hi everyone!

Over the next few months, we’re going to be implementing new protocols to streamline data storage for new and active players, ultimately leading to more efficient database performance. Some benefits may be seen or felt immediately while others will be allowing us to grow larger as we continue to add more advanced features to the game. All this will require us to add some additional work during upcoming maintenances, causing them to be slightly longer than usual; we anticipate it adding approximately two extra hours.

The first step of this work is currently scheduled during next week’s PC/Mac & Stadia incremental patch on September 7, with additional work continuing during future patches and maintenances. We’ll share these dates once we have the rest of the schedule locked in, but know that this won’t affect the launch of Update 31 on consoles during the September 8 maintenance.

Thank you!
Gina Bruno
Senior Community Manager
Dev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter | My Twitter
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
    Community Manager
    Hi everyone,

    Now that Update 31 has launched on all platforms, we will be continuing our work supporting sharding and cold storage. Moving forward beginning with the console maintenance tomorrow, September 22, you can expect most maintenances on PC and console to include some amount of additional work which will cause them to be longer than usual. On average, you can expect this to add approximately 2-3 additional hours to regular maintenance times.

    We are also currently targeting to activate sharding on the Xbox EU megaserver during the maintenance on October 13. Once this is activated in a live environment and we have a chance to monitor, we will proceed with scheduling sharding activations on the other platforms and megaservers.

    Thanks again for your patience during this time.
    Gina Bruno
    Senior Community Manager
    Dev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter | My Twitter
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
    Community Manager
    Hi all! We wanted to let you know that PS4 EU is next on deck to have sharding activated, and this will occur during the maintenance this Wednesday, November 10. As before, you can expect this to take several hours to complete. Thanks in advance for your patience!
    Gina Bruno
    Senior Community Manager
    Dev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter | My Twitter
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  • ZOS_GinaBruno
    ZOS_GinaBruno
    Community Manager
    Hey all, just a heads up that sharding and cold storage was activated on the Xbox NA megaserver during today's maintenance. PC NA is next on the schedule and we'll let you know when we have a date to share. Thank you!
    Gina Bruno
    Senior Community Manager
    Dev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter | My Twitter
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