A Short Outage Sunday Evening

A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby jon » Sat May 26, 2012 8:11 pm

The commercial "virtual server" upon which RadioWest.ca resides requires a "reboot" Sunday night sometime between 7-10pm Pacific, 8-11pm Mountain time. There will be single outage during that period, of less than 30 minutes.

When we moved to our present web hosting company early this year, I mentioned that this one is different, in that I had to install and configure "all" the software myself. Since then, the few times I've had to reboot, I've done it in the middle of night, after checking to be sure no one was posting.

This reboot on Sunday evening is different. It is initiated by the web hosting company because there are installing a security upgrade to the software they use to make it look like I have a real computer to run RadioWest.ca on. It is, in fact, a "virtual computer", more correctly known as a "virtual private (web) server", and is the only reason we can afford the kind of isolation from other web hosting customers that we need to provide reliable service.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Russ_Byth » Sat May 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Can't you just drop the commercials?
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby YesterDaze » Sun May 27, 2012 8:38 am

Russ_Byth wrote:Can't you just drop the commercials?

Obvious socialist.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby PMC » Sun May 27, 2012 11:19 am

YesterDaze wrote:
Russ_Byth wrote:Can't you just drop the commercials?

Obvious socialist.


I think Russ is pointing to this and what is related in the tech world.

http://www.publicknowledge.org/public-k ... -control-t
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Sun May 27, 2012 3:03 pm

jon wrote:The commercial "virtual server" upon which RadioWest.ca resides requires a "reboot" Sunday night sometime between 7-10pm Pacific, 8-11pm Mountain time. There will be single outage during that period, of less than 30 minutes.


Well, let see, I've got "Madmen" on AMC at 7PM, "Game of Thrones" on HBO at 9PM and two 90 minute episodes of "Sherlock" DVR'd from PBS that I haven't yet watched.
I think I'll be okay.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Jack Bennest » Sun May 27, 2012 3:28 pm

Thank God I was notified of this :partyguy:
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby radiofan » Sun May 27, 2012 4:56 pm

jon wrote:The commercial "virtual server" upon which RadioWest.ca resides requires a "reboot" Sunday night sometime between 7-10pm Pacific, 8-11pm Mountain time. There will be single outage during that period, of less than 30 minutes.


Has it been decided yet whether the outage will be during Pacific or Mountain time?
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby jon » Sun May 27, 2012 5:59 pm

Obviously, I should have gone to the effort of writing an official Press Release. :oops:
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby jon » Sun May 27, 2012 6:34 pm

We're back after the outage.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Russ_Byth » Sun May 27, 2012 6:36 pm

At least the commercials stayed!
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Howaboutthat » Sun May 27, 2012 7:01 pm

I think the outage was shorter than the length of time it took me to read why there would be an outage.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby slowhand » Sun May 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Is Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics still around? If so, you may want to check them out.

By my calculations, you are currently just South of three words per minute. Not bad for typing. Reading, not so good.
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon May 28, 2012 12:27 pm

I took several pictures of myself during the outage. Did others record their activities at 7:13 pm MDT for posterity. :phew:
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Re: A Short Outage Sunday Evening

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon May 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Neumann Sennheiser wrote:two 90 minute episodes of "Sherlock" DVR'd from PBS that I haven't yet watched.



Think I could have used that Sunday - the Memorial Day concert was cancelled due to wind and a rerun from last year on KCTS didn't hold my attention.


O well. Just an another outage without Sherlock.
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