We will be transferring the server to new hardware Sunday night (JAN 20) starting at 9PM CST (3AM GMT JAN 21). The new hardware we are moving to is very similar to what we have, but is part of a new package that our host offers that now includes 4TB of local storage for backups. We do not expect this transition to affect performance on the servers, but it will allow us to store a much larger history of backups and will give us the opportunity to restructure things during the install to make maintenance easier.
The process of transfering between hardware involves shutting down all of the Minecraft servers, backing up all of the data, transferring the backup to the new hardware, and finally running some tests to ensure it is running correctly on the new hardware. All of the Minecraft servers will be offline throughout this entire process. We do not have an ETA for how long this process will take.
Bugs after a large change like this are expected. We will be closely monitoring the servers throughout Monday (JAN 21) and expect there to be a few reboots that day.
If you have any questions please reach out!