Using the auto update to 3.0.3 went smoothly. However, upgrading this time did not go so well. It failed.
Wait. It gets worse.
When it failed it left the message, "Under maintenance..." remained as the only thing a visitor to the site would see.
Downloaded 3.0.4 and upgraded manually. Now the site is back up, but the admin area still shows that the upgrade failed and suggest another go at it. If the link to take another go at upgrading is clicked it shows that the latest WP version is installed.
Is there a way to get the message at the top of the admin screen to show that the latest WP version is installed? It's important to know when the updates are available.