Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

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Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#1 Postby crns » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:22 am

https://usedguns.com.au has been throwing a test pattern page for a few days now. Anyone know of this is temp orpermanent?

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Re: Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#2 Postby Rich4 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:04 pm

I was wondering the same thing

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#3 Postby lee_enfield223 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:58 pm

a reply from used guns on facebook

Hi to all our followers
Our site has been down for 3 days now due to a hosting connectivity issue after a fire at the data centre.
We're working round the clock to get it resolved.
Hoping to be operational later today.
Thank you for your understanding.
regards
The Team
Used Guns Australia P/L

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Re: Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#4 Postby PeteFox » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:22 am

Sounds like BS to me.
A website that generates the sort of traffic that usedguns does that is reliant on one data centre, i.e. no backup or redundancy.
Pull the other one

Pete

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#5 Postby scott/r » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:29 am

PeteFox wrote:Sounds like BS to me.
A website that generates the sort of traffic that usedguns does that is reliant on one data centre, i.e. no backup or redundancy.
Pull the other one

Pete


That's what my young bloke said. Oh, and look, it's still not back up and running.
Scott.

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#6 Postby Rich4 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:34 am

Not hard to fool me with this stuff, really missing it though :cry:

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Re: Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#7 Postby lee_enfield223 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:09 pm

just checked out facebook and the sites hosted in Utah in the USA and the WEBFX data centre burnt down, there's a picture of the data centre on their facebook page..
Generator Catches Fire, Causes Lengthy Data Center Outage at WebNX
BY RICH MILLER - APRIL 7, 2021 6 COMMENTS
An emergency generator caught fire at a data center in Ogden, Utah over the Easter weekend, causing the full shutdown of the data center and lengthy outages for customers. The incident at a WebNX facility comes a month after a more serious fire that destroyed an entire OVH data center in Strasbourg, France.

Dedicated server hosting firm WebNX says a backup generator experienced a “catastrophic failure” Sunday afternoon, and fire officials opted to cut power to the entire building. The company says a small number of servers may have suffered water damage as emergency crews battled the generator fire.

“Sunday afternoon the city power was disrupted and, as designed, our backup generators automatically switched on,” the company said. “However, during that transition, one of our backup generators that had been recently tested and benchmarked specifically for this situation experienced a catastrophic failure, caught fire, and as a result initiated the fire suppression protocol.

“Customers servers in one of our main bays were exposed to water and possible damage may have occurred,” WebNX added. “No fire damage was inflicted on customer servers. The majority of hardware in the entirety of our data center was spared, but there are machines that need to be inspected for water damage, and possibly rebuilt.”
WebNX has been providing regular customer updates through its Facebook page and web site and said it is still working on restoring full power and restarting customer servers. As of Wednesday afternoon, the company said many servers were back online, and that they were working through issues on remaining servers that were damaged in the incident.

“The majority of hardware in the entirety of our data center was spared, but there are machines that need to be inspected for water damage, and possibly rebuilt,” WebNX said in an update Wednesday. “Timelines are difficult to predict at any stage and many clients’ servers won’t be back online for several weeks.”

“If you are unable to access your server, it can be assumed it is currently down and will remain so until it can be inspected for any damage in the coming weeks. We are optimistic that the vast majority of data stored on these servers is recoverable. Several servers racked in the vicinity of the incident have resumed operation without trouble.”

The company’s roots date to the early Internet BBS days, and it launched its web hosting operation in 1999. The company operates data centers in Downtown Los Angeles and in Ogden, where it has a 100,000 square foot data center.

Fire Risk and Lessons for the Data Center Industry
The incident, which was first reported by The Register, comes a month after an OVH data center was destroyed by fire, with a second data center on the campus ultimately being shuttered due to damage from the fire.

The March 9 event in France also has caused extended downtime for customers, as fire officials turned off for the entire four-building campus. Once the site was secured, OVH began a cleanup effort with plans to restore service at the remaining three data centers.

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Re: Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#8 Postby AlanF » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:32 pm

Sounds like their disaster recovery plan is a disaster...

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#9 Postby BATattack » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:30 am

Sounds like they have had IT people maintaining generators! Hahaha

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#10 Postby ReneZ » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:12 pm

How can you have a generator in the same space as a server park and a firefighting system in a server space with water? Doesn't add up.
Rene Z.

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#11 Postby AlanF » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:37 pm

From what Rich Miller says, the main problem could be the absence of offsite backup. Website hosting servers will normally be backed up to remote data storage and even if the local server hardware and data is a 100% loss, websites and associated databases can quickly be restored on other servers. Its something you should be able to assume as a given when you pay for web hosting. That said, I might ask some hard questions of our ozfclass hosting provider...

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#12 Postby GrahamW » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:52 pm

AlanF wrote:From what Rich Miller says, the main problem could be the absence of offsite backup. Website hosting servers will normally be backed up to remote data storage and even if the local server hardware and data is a 100% loss, websites and associated databases can quickly be restored on other servers. Its something you should be able to assume as a given when you pay for web hosting. That said, I might ask some hard questions of our ozfclass hosting provider...


Backed up, offsite about every hour Alan.

;-)

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Re: Usedguns.com.au dead or just resting its eyes?

#13 Postby PeteFox » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:07 am

For all you addicts, it's back!
Pete


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