Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger outage

Earlier this week, I was told that the name Yours for Good Fermentables was an "unfortunate" choice. It's a twenty year brand, so there will be no apology or alteration, thank you very much.

But then, there are things that are indeed out of my control.

YFGF (as we in the know dub it) is 'hosted' by Google's Blogger platform. If anything goes awry there, YFGF may also go amiss-ing. This week, it did. Here's how Blogger explained the situation:

Update (5/13 7:46PM PST): What a frustrating day. We’re very sorry that you’ve been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 hours. We’re nearly back to normal — you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored. Thank you for your patience while we fix this situation. We use Blogger for our own blogs, so we’ve also felt your pain.

Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring.

Even though publishing was unavailable for much of Friday, no posts were lost here, but reader comments to the blog may have been lost, or, at least, rendered not an option. Things should now be getting back to normal.

Thank you to the Google technicians who righted this wrong.

Now, please remind me why The Cloud is a 'robust' option for computing, applications, and data storage.

1 comment:

  1. It's a warning sign Tom. Get off Blogger while you still can... before everything is lost! Seriously.

    Hope to see you today.


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