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Hurricane Irma and POTN

 
Pekka
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Sep 10, 2017 06:51 |  #1

POTN server provider Hivelocity's data center in Tampa will be under hurricane Irma in few hours. They have give a lot of information how they are prepared and I'm confident there will be no problems with the network or server stability (power is backed up by large diesel generators).

Just in case there are some problems and POTN is down, you can follow https://twitter.com/HI​VELOCITY (external link) for updates on the server company situation. I also just set up a Twitter account for notifications in case of problems: https://twitter.com/AM​ASSdev (external link)

Stay safe.


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Sep 10, 2017 06:57 |  #2

Thanks for keeping us informed, and your continuing work on the forum. If the site goes down for a couple of days, ultimately it is meaningless.

Going to be a rough day on the Florida gulf coast. Positive vibes for our members and everyone in the path.


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Sep 10, 2017 07:27 |  #3

Wow, who knew the POTN servers were so close to where I live?


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Sep 10, 2017 08:04 |  #4

Thanks Pekka,

My mother is in Ft Myers so I've been watching this closely. I'm in Houston and just dealt with Harvey's floods.


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Sep 10, 2017 12:10 |  #5

Any disaster recover plans. Alternate locations..? A generator isn't a plan. Well, they must have.


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Sep 10, 2017 12:25 as a reply to Angmo's post |  #6

Most commercial data centers have dual or triple sites in multiple geographical areas with realtime copies of all data.

A generator is not usually the first line of defense for data storage or web servers when the whole area is in danger.

Good luck to all in the track of Irma and Jose


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Sep 10, 2017 21:27 |  #7

if things go wrong at the data center then a few weeks without a forum is no big deal, just hope all of the people stay safe.

i work in emergency management, we're sending a few crews down tomorrow to assist with the clean up. my brother evacuated from tallahassee to our place in the midatlantic. he's pretty sure his place is going to be a few feet of water in his house.




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Sep 10, 2017 22:52 |  #8

WaltA wrote in post #18448642 (external link)
Most commercial data centers have dual or triple sites in multiple geographical areas with realtime copies of all data.

A generator is not usually the first line of defense for data storage or web servers when the whole area is in danger.

Good luck to all in the track of Irma and Jose

Funny, I was talking to some Amazon AWS folks a ways back. Talked about a tech issue and if they had it covered. A month later the problem happened. Things were down for a while in the east. No hot site to run off too. So it depends on their services.

The word "cloud" does not make redundancy so. "Cloud" merely means using someone else's computer.


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Sep 11, 2017 01:47 |  #9

Though this is the "Post Your Hurricane Irma Photos" threat ;-)a

Oh well, good luck any way.


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Sep 12, 2017 18:20 |  #10

Our power is still out and we have a fist-sized hole in our roof. No photos though.


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