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"Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." (9 posts)

  1. JesperA
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi!

    I just updated from 2.7 Beta3 to 2.7 RC1 with the automated updater and when i am trying to access my blog i get the "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." message.

    What can i do to resolve the problem? Is a clean installation the only solution?

  2. jjmajava
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here. Just updated from 2.7 RC1 to RC2. Got the message "WordPress upgraded successfully", but every call for adminpanel or front end will return the same "Briefly unavailable" message.

  3. jjmajava
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ah! Figured it out and immediately after that found the instructions here.

  4. iguanna2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As part of the automatic upgrade WordPress places a file named .maintenance in the blog base folder (folder that contains the wp-admin folder). If that file exists, then vistors will see the message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.

    To stop that message from being displayed to vistors, just delete the .maintenance file. The automatic upgrade should be executed again, just in case it failed.

  5. 3dhippie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    same problem here. Only i can't find any .maintenance file. What's wrong?

  6. johncov
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many thanks to jjmajava and iguanna2 -- Your answers helped me.

    for 3dhippie -- if you can't find the .maintenance file, check to see whether your FTP client is set to show you hidden files.

    If you are using a Web interface like CPanel's File Manager, you may need to specify that you want to see Hidden Files (dotfiles). Here's a picture from a CPanel interface: Picture

    John

  7. mdm5873
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just happend to me. Deleting the .maintenance file from the server where my WordPress files are stored worked for me. Thank you All.

  8. probably_stumped
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi

    I deleted the .maintenance file and now the site (and admin section) is totally blank.

    Any pointers?

  9. probably_stumped
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No worries - I used FTP to reinstall the whole thing I'd backed up.

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