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Jan 29, 2021 3:51 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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At 4:12pm ET today our data center completely lost power. I couldn't believe it. It has battery backups and even a diesel generator but somehow they failed to keep the power running and we were completely offline for over 30 minutes as a result.

We're back up now and hopefully I'll have an explanation from them soon about what happened.
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Jan 29, 2021 4:03 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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LOL, I'm glad I was outside with the dogs and that we weren't offline for very long ... I always get a bit panicked when I lose garden.org for even a few minutes! Green Grin!
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Jan 29, 2021 4:28 PM CST
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I was gone too, fortunately. I always think I wrecked something whenever a website doesn't work. Rolling my eyes.
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Jan 29, 2021 7:03 PM CST
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Ouch. Something must have gone seriously wrong for the redundant systems to fail as well.
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Jan 30, 2021 7:06 PM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Damned snow storms!
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Jan 31, 2021 9:07 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I think someone in the data center must have just tripped over a power cord.

In all seriousness, I still don't have an answer on what happened. We're in Carrier-1 in Dallas which has provided us 100% uptime for over 2 years so I've been happy until this event. Anyway, a 30 minute outage isn't Armageddon but it's not what we pay for, either.
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Jan 31, 2021 9:16 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Might have been a Poltergeist who happens to hate plants! Rolling on the floor laughing Grumbling D'Oh!

If we can catch it or find it, we will spray it, mulch it, prune it, trim it, bury it and make its crumby existence a living hell!!! Thumbs down Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 31, 2021 9:27 AM CST
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 9a)
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BigBill said:Might have been a Poltergeist who happens to hate plants! Rolling on the floor laughing Grumbling D'Oh!
If we can catch it or find it, we will mulch it, prune it, trim it,
bury it
and make its crumby existence a living hell!!! Thumbs down Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 31, 2021 9:37 AM CST
Name: Thea
Illinois (IL) (Zone 5b)
I noticed & I panicked! Blinking
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