Ok... We installed the new HD into our RAID array around noon today, but the site is still running like crap. This is because the RAID system needs to "rebuild" the HD by moving over lots of data.
This normally wouldn't take long, but it is doing it while serving out content to NG users, so as a result it runs really slow. After almost five hours, it was only 7% complete. This means the site could run like crap for a long time.
However, we took the site off-line for a few minutes and estimated it would have to stay off-line for about an hour to complete the update without interference. So we're gonna let the first 10 people who respond choose from two options:
1) Let the site run like crap for the rest of the day, then shut it down tonight while it completes the update.
2) Shut the site down right now, during peak hours, and get this over with.
Cast your votes!