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Sunday 30 March 2008
March 29 Update From Hosting Provider
It looks like there's light at the end of the tunnel:

Update 29/03/08

We are continuing to move data off of the problematic file server but it’s a bit of a catch-22 because customers on that machine are continuing to add data at a very high rate. It filled up this morning for a while causing device full errors as well as mail problems and issues serving websites (when these fill up it causes problems across the board). To explain in more detail, when we move data it does not immediately disappear (there is a ’snapshot’ created of the old data that remains in case there was a problem with the move - that ensures that we do not lose customer data but until the admin team can check the move to make sure it went through properly we cannot delete the old data). We just did some of that and have some breathing room again and of course more moves are still in progress but we are asking customer on this cluster to help us by holding up on any non-essential uploads of data for the next couple of days. As soon as we have a significant portion of the data removed the problematic file server will begin to function properly (and additional moves will go much more quickly and smoothly) but right now we’re having trouble moving data more quickly than it’s being added by people. If everyone could please limit uploads to absolutely essential data until we reach the turning point where everything is working this will be resolved much more quickly (in other words if for example you are setting up a repository of large files you’ll actually be better off waiting a couple of days and getting the all clear from us on this issue because you’ll be able to access that data reliably instead of cramming it on there now and slowing the recovery process).

In the meantime we’ll be doing everything we can to safely and quickly move data off and get things back to normal.

Added information: Some of the people recently moved to the new file server are seeing errors because the data did not get set up completely (loading the site will work but just show an empty index). The admin team has been running an rsync that will fully restore all data and should hopefully finish by 9 PM PST - once that is finished all site and email data will be available for those users.

Posted by Glenn on Sunday March 30 2008 - 11:21:24 am | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Friday 28 March 2008
Latest on Outages
Here is the latest on the outage:

Update 27/03/08: We are doing emergency data moves to quell the stem of problems recently caused by your file server. During these moves, your data may be inaccessible. We are moving as we can off as fast as possible. Very sorry about the continued inconvenience!

Update 27/03/08 This series of moves has finished. We are going to keep an eye on things to see how much it helped and may have to do more moves tonight and tomorrow morning to get everything working smoothly again. This post will be updated with more information as soon as possible.

Things are still running slow, so there are still problems with the site.
Posted by Glenn on Friday March 28 2008 - 09:01:37 am | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Thursday 27 March 2008
Outage Update
The following is the latest update from the hosting provider:

Note: This message may seem like a message you have already seen, please read it there is added information about the status of the cluster you are in.

Sorry about the downtime. A lot of you have already been receiving blingy status messages. Blingy is your cluster of machines for web, mysql, and email. The main file server for this cluster is having serious problems.

We have been working on this file server for a while and unfortunately our efforts have not produced a permanent solution. We currently are moving users and data from the file server onto a new one. This unfortunately takes time to complete but we are working towards giving the file server more breathing room. We are also in the process of adding a third file server to the cluster and we will be moving even more data there as well.

The moves are running and things are going okay for the most part. We are still dealing with occasional problems with the file server that we are addressing immediately so as the moves run you will still notice problems in service.

Please hang in there, we will get this resolved as soon as we can. If you would like an update on the status of this issue, since it is considered an ongoing issue, please send support messages to blingystatus@dreamhost.com. You will receive a message similar to this one with an update on steps we are taking. Please also keep in mind that you must write from a contact address listed on your account or the message will bounce.
If problems occur we will address them right away to get your sites back up, but we want to get this issue resolved rather than just fixing it as problems happen.

Sorry for the downtime and overall poor service caused by this file server.

For those of you who wish to cancel your service and receive a refund, please contact me directly at ralph@dreamhost.com and I can give you further information on that. Please note that you must also send that message from the contact email address on your account.

Some of you are also asking when this issue will be fixed, I wish I had concrete information for you, but if I had to estimate I would say by the end of the week. Unfortunately I can not guarantee the issue will be fixed by then, but we are focusing on this issue presently and that will go a long way to us finding a solution.
Posted by Glenn on Thursday March 27 2008 - 04:57:19 am | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Wednesday 26 March 2008
System Outages
Our hosting provider is suffering a major hardware failure on the cluster that hosts our domain. They are in the process of transferring all domains over to new hardware. During this process this site will be down at times.

We ask for your patience during this process. I will update you with any updates from the provider when they become available.
Posted by Glenn on Wednesday March 26 2008 - 10:15:06 am | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Friday 14 March 2008
I-366 Memory Verse
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

-- Philippians 2:3-4 (NASB)
Posted by Glenn on Friday March 14 2008 - 04:23:14 pm | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Monday 25 February 2008
I-366 Memory Verse
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.

-- Philippians 1:29 (NASB)
Posted by Glenn on Monday February 25 2008 - 05:35:38 am | Read/Post Comment: 0 |printer friendly create pdf of this news item
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