Just last week, I was thinking.......... I have to find a way to "keep" all the work that we have done on Nevin's blog for him. I'm still pondering just how to do that. Can I back it up? Can I print it? Should I just make Monthly books of the daily stories and print them ....... i.e. use the pictures we posted and just "re-create" the story to print, etc.
He loves to look at the monthly summaries (the calendar made of thumbnails of his daily stories......... you can see it by clicking on the name of the month just above the calendar at the left side of the blog). "hundreds of stories" he says.
Then, Saturday.......... we couldn't get on the photoblog to post. Hmmm..... maybe they're updating. Sunday..... we couldn't get on the blog..... Hmmm...... this is scary. Sure hope they're not down for good.
Then, ....... I got this: :( Thank the Lord, it appears that non of the data was lost. Praise be!! This has become a very important thing in our lives. I guess once it's up and running, we'll be figuring out how to "back it up" soon.
June 01, 2008 - 9:10pm PST
Dear Photoblog.com members,
Yesterday evening at 4:55pm, the datacenter that houses Photoblog's servers experienced a significant disaster, but luckily none of the servers in the datacenter were damaged and no data was lost. Here is the email we received from them:
This evening at 4:55 in our H1 data center, electrical gear shorted, creating an explosion and fire that knocked down three walls surrounding our electrical equipment room Thankfully, no one was injured. In addition, no customer servers were damaged or lost. We have just been allowed into the building to physically inspect the damage. Early indications are that the short was in a high-volume wire conduit. We were not allowed to activate our backup generator plan based on instructions from the fire department. This is a significant outage, impacting approximately 9,000 servers and 7,500 customers. All members of our support team are in, and all vendors who supply us with data center equipment are on site. Our initial assessment, although early, points to being able to have some service restored by mid-afternoon on Sunday. Rest assured we are working around the clock. We are in the process of communicating with all affected customers. we are planning to post updates every hour via our forum and in our customer portal. Our interactive voice response system is updating customers as well. There is no impact in any of our other five data centers. I am sorry that this accident has occurred and apologize for the impact.
Douglas J. Erwin
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer