Scheduled Airtable maintenance
  • 12 Jan 2023
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Scheduled Airtable maintenance

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We’re making important database upgrades to improve Airtable’s reliability. On Friday, February 3 at 10 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time), users will experience reduced Airtable functionality for about 15 minutes as we complete this important work.

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Overview of impacts

In order to minimize the impact on our customers, any bases or interfaces that your users have already opened once the maintenance begins will remain accessible. We recommend opening any bases or interfaces you’d like to access before the maintenance begins on February 3 at 10 p.m. PST. 

However, the following services and features will be unavailable during the 15 minutes of maintenance, including:

  • Any base or interface you have not opened
  • Form submissions
  • Extensions
  • External table sync
  • Sharing and permissions settings and invitations
  • Public API requests using OAuth tokens
  • Automations, time-based formulas, and notifications will be delayed

Although these upgrades will improve Airtable’s performance, speed, and ability to scale further in the future, we recognize that any downtime is disruptive to our customers. We’ve identified this timing based on historical usage patterns and the fact we’re able to avoid working hours for the vast majority of our users. 

This is the first scheduled maintenance we’ve conducted since October 2021, as we never want to take our services offline unless it’s strictly necessary. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to keep you informed as we complete this important work.


FAQs

How can I receive updates about the scheduled maintenance?

You can subscribe to updates here on our status page.

How will API requests be affected?

API Requests with OAuth tokens will need to be resubmitted.

How will Airtable Automations be affected?

Automations will be delayed during the 15 minutes of maintenance. Once maintenance has concluded any delayed automation runs will be attempted.

How will External Airtable Syncs be affected?

External table syncing will be unavailable during the maintenance period. If your base typically syncs with the integrated service during the maintenance time period, then you may need to manually sync those bases once Airtable maintenance has concluded.

How will form submissions be affected?

Users will not be able to submit information via form, which will be apparent to anyone that attempts to submit during the maintenance period. Once the maintenance has concluded, form submissions will once again be available.

How will time-based formulas be affected?

Time-based formulas may be delayed if the time falls within the maintenance period. There is fallback logic built in to retry time-based formulas in the event that they don't update during the maintenance period.


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