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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2017-02-27 08:25 pm

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InsaneJournal has had a hardware failure that means their service is temporarily offline. To avoid sending traffic to them while they're down, we've temporarily disabled them as a crossposting and importing source. We'll re-enable them when they're back up.

Good luck to [insanejournal.com profile] squeaky with the recovery!
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[personal profile] pne 2017-02-28 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
Does Dreamwidth have a disaster recovery plan for such an event?

For example, redundant hardware to fail over to, either immediately (everything is running twice already, and one failure will just take out the redundancy until it's repaired/replaced), quickly (the fallback is running continually and synchronising but isn't "live" until it's activated when needed), or standing around in a corner waiting for last night's full backup to be loaded onto it?

I suppose those are all expensive to keep around 24/7, for the reasonably unlikely event of a catastrophic failure.

Or a war fund/insurance for purchasing replacement hardware?