April 15, 2007

That Was NOT The Scheduled Outage

Sorry about that, folks.

Our main server cluster is hosted at the Softlayer datacenter in Dallas.  Yesterday (as I understand it), the DFW area was suffering severe thunderstorms, and our hosting company switched to their own generators in preparation for this, in case the power went out.

Well, the power didn't go out, the thunderstorms passed, and they switched back to utility power.  And then a 2500 amp circuit breaker blew, taking down most of their operation.

We've recovered now; I had to repair the database, but that's completed, so we should be back to normal.

However, because the unplanned outage ran over my planned outage, I'll have to reschedule that.  It's now set for the same time tomorrow: Monday April 16th 6AM GMT.  Downtime should be less than 30 minutes, assuming we don't get any more tornadoes.

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