Unscheduled Downtime

Mmmm downtime

Supernifty has just had some significant unscheduled downtime. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

No data has been lost, although some parts of the website may not be working perfectly as everything comes back online.

The data centre hosting the Supernifty servers had a serious fire and explosion, which took out three walls and involved the fire brigade. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

However, all 9500 servers in the data centre were taken offline as a result of the explosion. Supernifty was unavailable for around 24 hours. Bummer.

Good news: we’re back in action. And some thought to failover options will now be given.

2 Responses to “Unscheduled Downtime”

  1. Zippyfish says:

    Nice that the site is ok.

    But, just say the whole place had blown up – do these kinds of data hosting places keep our data backed up in another location as well?

  2. peter says:

    Hey there Mr. Zippy,

    Although many web hosting companies claim they do backups for you, the specifics of said backups are often not detailed.

    I think it would be a bad idea to rely on your hosters to look after any data that you’d rather not lose. You definitely should keep your own copy of stuff.

    After all, anything could happen. What if they go broke?

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