by Jonathan Rothwell

[LINK] Downtime post-mortem

If you tried to access this site around this time last week, you’ll have been greeted with this error message:

The web host have a good write up of the incident, caused by a hardware failure following the file server being kicked.

The good news is that the hardware is on order to get these single points of failure out of their infrastructure. I’m also looking at alternates for situations like this myself, although naturally I can’t promise anything—the site is hosted at my own expense, so I can’t exactly justify splashing out on an intricate failover system.