Server Outage 12/11/06 11:30-16:10

Disk Fault

Earlier today there was an outage when one of the disks in developed a fault, and had to be rebuilt. No data was lost in the process, but the server had to remain off-line during the rebuild (which takes around 3.5 hours to run).

The server is now back up. All undelivered mail has been queued on our backup mail servers and will start to find it's way into your account in the next hour.

Sorry for any inconveience caused in this outage.

published 2006.09.12

Scheduled Downtime: 17 Aug 2006 20:50 GMT for 3 hours

Suith is moving home...

Just a quick note to say that this Thursday, 17th August 2006, the primary server (suith) that your email and website is hosted on is going to be moved to a new hosting facility. The server needs to be physically moved from one side of London to the other in the process so your email and website won't be available for a period of approximately 3 hours, from 20:50 GMT onwards. I know this is a bit of a pain but the result will be faster, more reliable connectivity. And I won't have to pay an 80% increase in hosting fees.

Any email that is attempted to be delivered during the down-time should be delivered once the service is restored, so the effects should be negligible to those on UK time. Sorry if it's a bit more inconvenient to those in the USA and elsewhere.

published 2006.08.16

Network Downtime, Friday 28th July 7.30am to 7.50am

Poundhost are working on their network.

this might affect your access to services:

Dear Customer,

We need to perform emergency maintenance on our core routers in our Maidenhead Data centre at 7.30am tomorrow morning. [28/07/2006 - BST]
This will unfortunately cause approx 20 minutes of network downtime, which we hope can be reduced if all goes well to just a few minutes downtime, however we are allowing a 20 minute window for worst case.

No action is needed on your part and this will only affect Maidenhead hosted customers, London is un-affected.

We apologise for the short notice on this maintenance, however it is critical to continued smooth running of the network.



published 2006.07.27

More Outages

Apparently there is a problem with the Fibre Optic connection where my server is hosted. hmmmmmm.

published 2006.04.06

Outages: Network Failures

In the last few days there have been a couple of outages which have affected the main web and mail server. The first was on Friday the 31st of March and lasted for about an hour between 17:30 and 18:30, the second on Monday the 3rd of April between 13:30 and 16:30 . These outages were due to network problems at our UK ISP, PoundHost and they are working to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

published 2006.04.04
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