Site Talk forum: What happened last night, both ATP and Cubits were down?

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 27, 2012 9:35 AM CST

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Zuzu and I were planning to work on the database for a bit and we couldn't get either site up, it was scary! Crying Green Grin!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 27, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Me too - got up at 1:00 AM to work on the database..... Sad
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2012 9:40 AM CST
Yep, I know what you mean Sue. Same thing happened to me. I finally went to bed, got up in the middle of the night and sent an email to Dave.
A fleeting thought, 'Had some one family napped them and would soon send us all a ransom note?' Crying
Then reason set in. Thumbs up
So I went back to bed. Green Grin!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Mar 27, 2012 9:41 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Mar 27, 2012 9:46 AM CST

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I would give up all my acorns!!
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM CST
Probably his site hosting (he goes through GoDaddy it looks like) was down for maintenance. I saw that it was down, but that's actually common for it to be down at that time for maintenance. Nothing to panic about. :)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 27, 2012 10:19 AM CST

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Well, I'm not 100% sure why this happened, but our switch was turned off last night. When I asked them to check on it, my data center support staff tells me that the power cord to the switch was loose and therefore the power to it was off.

So my server was sitting there alive and well but the switch (which connects it to the internet) was off for about 7 hours.

Needless to say, I am very unhappy about it. I don't know how the power cord got loose because nobody should have been in the cabinet.

Anyway, whatever caused it, the power is plugged back in and all is well, and I'm hoping that this was just a strange fluke.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Mar 27, 2012 10:25 AM CST
I don't mean to laugh, but DA**.. that's funny as all ****. Seriously. My DH used to work for a registar and something like that would have NEVER been allowed. He was the senior sysadmin & he would have been called within about.. oh, 30 seconds of something like this happening.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Well it's just good to know that we don't have to turn all our acorns over to some family napper.
All is well. Lovey dubby
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Mar 27, 2012 10:27 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Skiekitty said:He was the senior sysadmin & he would have been called within about.. oh, 30 seconds of something like this happening.


In my case, I was sound asleep and didn't know it was happening. As soon as my data center staff were notified, they did immediately fix it.

Only my cabinet was affected so of course, nobody else knew it had happened.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Mar 27, 2012 10:29 AM CST
No no no, not YOU being awoken up, the sysadmins there at Colo4. You should contact them and complain royally that you lost 7 hours of revenue! Us plant geeks have nothing else better to do at 1am than troll a plant forum, ya know. Green Grin!

Ya know, I do happen to know some geeks who could easily put together a monitoring system so that if something like this were to happen again, or if the system got hacked by some |uz25 from Anonymous or LOLZ or other ijits they could provide protection. Just an idea. ;)
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2012 10:31 AM CST
I'll second that. I agree

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