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Downtime here - a fire at the provider data center took us out

By Andrew Pollack on 05/31/2008 at 10:50 PM EDT

If you're reading this, of course, the incident is over with - I'm writing it on my local server and it will replicate when it can. My public facing servers are at The Planet. They've been an excellent provider, and I've been happy. Right now though, the servers are down. According to the reports at The Planet, they had a fire in a transformer. Word is, none of the networking gear or servers were damaged, but the fire marshal in Houston made them shut down the generator standby systems. Now I'm waiting, and I'm watching the update page at The Planet to see when we'll have powered up machines again. I'd assume they'll need to have that equipment come up in phases -- the draw at restart for all those machines will be enormous.

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re: Downtime here - a fire at the provider data center took us outBy John James on 06/02/2008 at 02:53 PM EDT
Welcome back Andrew... I went looking for something here on Sunday and it
couldn't find the site... I wondered if you were upgrading to Domino 8.5...
re: Downtime here - a fire at the provider data center took us outBy Craig Wiseman on 06/02/2008 at 02:56 PM EDT
Looks up again, which is very good.

I was cogitating on the multiple ironies here:

TheNorth hosted at a Southern data center....

TheNorth taken down by a .fire. of all things....

Glad to see it live again...!

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