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Forums : Service Announcements > Status Update, 11/11/2009
Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 11/11/2009 4:33 PM EST : Status Update, 11/11/2009
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Aaron Lewis
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Occasionally, the hamster dies.  Often, it's right after you've just purchased a cute little fuzzy coat and hat for him to wear.  Well, late last night, the little guy was taken out in a mob hit.

Our database server experienced a hardware failure, so crunchy that it didn't matter that the affected piece had a redundant friend waiting to take over.  The failure caused the actual database files to become corrupted, and it took the database administrators most of today to repair the affected tables.  It's actually quite a feat, to their credit -- the database is huge.

We apologize profusely for the extended, unexpected, and of course, unwelcome downtime that we experienced.  We are currently working on some clean-up, and throughout the rest of the day the site may respond a little more slowly than normal.  We appreciate your patience!

On a more positive note, we have replaced the hamster with a far superior, genetically-enhanced one with a life expectancy of... Well, he'll outlive us all, anyway.
Aaron Lewis,

Kaelara-GM (New Admin) 11/11/2009 5:56 PM EST : RE: Status Update, 11/11/2009
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Thanks guys, while the initial message was a bit freaky ("this guild does not exist") your various messages today seemed to convey you were working on it. I'm just glad to have all our content back and in working order!

Merenwench (MVP) 11/11/2009 8:06 PM EST : RE: Status Update, 11/11/2009
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Thanks for keeping us updated on your FaceBook page. I figured you had crashed last night, but was good to get an update here and there.


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