Outage Information – June 2011
Many of you will have noticed a multi-day outage that was cleared just now. According to our tracking, it started June 16. That makes for a nine day outage.
This was due to the server farm changing its internet address, without notice, so that the name of the site and the address of the site did not match – hence no-one could load the site.
It is unfortunate, but the site is generously hosted by a volunteer, and if his server provider doesn’t tell him about an address change, neither he nor we will know. Further, once we found out (from a CGN post), it turned out that our volunteer was working, out of the country, and away from a computer – so the outage took a bit longer to resolve than it might otherwise have.
Having said all of that:
- it’s free, so I’m not complaining – we continue to be grateful to the volunteer for hosting the site at no charge, and for stepping up to fix and adjust things when required.
- it is unlikely to happen again – this was our first outage in 55 months.
- there is a periodic backup of the entire site contents, so worst case we could recover with another hosting arrangement.
Thanks to all for their patience – see you at the next match.