The ramblings of Chad Humphries

Posts Tagged ‘planetargon

Database backups are enroute

After jumping on the argon irc it seems they are in process of migrating database backups to a new server.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed, but we might just be looking at a full restoration point back to where we were.


Written by spicycode

August 31, 2006 at 6:40 pm

Posted in programming

Tagged with ,

programming is hard, especially when your host goes down

Planet Argon’s neon server went down again; this time in an even larger fireball. Apparently it wasn’t in the backup cycle and the restoration process currently involves seeking a shaman and making offerings. After speaking with the staff in irc they are going to investigate restoration services.

As exciting as this mess of a situation is, Programming is Hard v2 was just shy of release so we are going to take this massively crappy event as a sign to finish it while we wait for the hopeful restoration of the data. And before someone gets all crazy I know we should have had a more robust plan in place to pull the data off of the vps, but the site recently went from 40-> ~800 users in the last two weeks and we have been working hard to put out V2 in that timeframe.

I guess this must be what they call edge hosting?

Written by spicycode

August 23, 2006 at 6:41 pm

Posted in programming

Tagged with , , ,