Database Maintenance for Tonight

    August 19, 2009

Twitter’s favorite URL shortener,, updated their official blog warning users of unscheduled database maintenance that will take place tonight between the hours of 1 – 3 AM EST. No downtime is expected and all links should redirect properly, but during the maintenance you’ll be unable to generate new links and view stats.

Below you can read the full blog post:

"We’ll be conducting some unscheduled database maintenance overnight from 1-3AM Eastern time in order to increase capacity for some of our systems as we continue to grow.

During this period of time, all existing links will continue to redirect.  However, you will be temporarily unable to shorten new URLs, or view your metrics.  Once the work has been completed, all services will be restored.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but this should result in a smoother user experience going forward."

Nothing alarming, but stay tuned to WebProNews for full updates if anything unexpected happens.