NYMEX issued the following announcement on Wednesday, July 23, 2008:
Attention NYMEX Market Data vendors,
Please be advised, due to Disaster Recovery Testing Saturday, July 26, 2008, all NYMEX applications and databases will be unavailable for production from Friday, July 25, 2008 beginning at 7:00PM EST and lasting throughout the day on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Please check all connectivity to production on Sunday, July 27, 2008 for Monday’s trade date July 28, 2008. There is no need for Market Data Vendors to interpret or analyze this data, and it is asked that on Saturday you please ignore any test data received.