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Server upgrayedd (the extra d is for a double dose of downtime)

We're in the process of updating the server. You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening but should resume and hopefully be faster later today and tomorrow.
posted by mathowie on Aug 20, 2007 - 32 comments

Why all the crashes?

Why is metafilter so slow and crash-prone? I know it gets a huge amount of traffic, but what causes the regular outages? Do you guys need a new server or what? I can't think of another major site that experiences as much downtime as metafilter does. (i'm not criticizing, I know how difficult it is to run a site of this scale... just curiouis)
posted by empath on Oct 4, 2006 - 43 comments

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.
posted by mathowie on Sep 13, 2006 - 103 comments


Sorry about the downtime today, it looks like some comment spammers were DoSing the box with requests for long-dead trackback URLs. After that was cleaned up, some other weird bugs kept the server unavailable for a few hours, but things should be back to normal now.
posted by mathowie on Feb 13, 2006 - 26 comments

These days it seems like MeFi is down constantly

Can I just make a frustration-vent post? These days it seems like MeFi is down constantly, several times a day, and to be honest... I'm getting to the point where I'm about ready to move on to another spot. The problem is that, for me, my main community site is like comfort food; it's a place that I can always pop into to see posts and comments from the people I know, and I can always fill in a time gap or soothe my real-life-related nerves by browsing there. But one of the things about comfort food is that it has to be easy and accessible, and lately, MeFi... isn't. So I have some questions...
posted by taz on May 16, 2005 - 154 comments

Server Downtime

Why the downtime? For the last week or so, Metafilter goes down at late morning GMT, and doesn't spring back to life until Late afternoon GMT. It seems too regular to be anything other than a deliberate act. Is it going to be a regular thing? How are us European MeFites going to waste time at work?
posted by seanyboy on Apr 21, 2004 - 38 comments

Reasons for Downtime

Hey, just curious if the reason this site tends to have downtime with relative frequency (it's not terrible or anything, but it's certainly more than any other popular site I check out) is a result of the ISP it's hosted at, or the server it's running on...

I'm not asking to be a jerk or anything, I'm just curious, since I have a 1u server colocated somewhere myself, and am moving it to a new facility soon etc.. so network / hosting / downtime issues pique my interest...
posted by twiggy on Mar 4, 2004 - 7 comments

We're back

So alas, one of the processor fans in the MetaFilter server decided to up and die, which coincided perfectly with a planned vacation to New York. Upon coming back, no replacement fan was to be found on my doorstep (due to stupid delayed shipping by the company from whom the replacement was ordered), so a trip to CompUSA later, we're back in business. Sorry 'bout that.
posted by delfuego on Feb 16, 2004 - 74 comments

Server Downtime

Sorry about the downtime -- it turns out that storms and thunder and lightning make the power in Brookline, MA go away for a short bit. Thank goodness for the wonder of uninterruptible power supplies and graceful shutdowns...
posted by delfuego on Aug 3, 2003 - 9 comments

Upgrades in the Works

Uptime will probably be sporadic over the next few days while I do some software and hardware upgrades. On the upside, I get to bask in the glow of the server while I do the upgrades.
posted by mathowie on Jul 11, 2003 - 28 comments

is MeFi dead?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is MeFi dead? I haven't been getting through all day until just now, and even now I'm only seeing "Index Of" and two HRs.
posted by oissubke on Jan 10, 2003 - 38 comments

Sorry about the downtime.

Sorry about the downtime. I was dicking around with the server a little. Things should be back to normal now. More downtime tomorrow, perhaps as I finish the upgrades.
posted by anildash on Nov 23, 2002 - 12 comments

Was the MetaFilter server down for a couple of hours earlier today?

Was the MetaFilter server down for a couple of hours earlier today?
posted by riffola on Apr 12, 2002 - 25 comments

Is the IRC channel closed during MeFi shutdowns?

Before MeFi goes off line for its connection upgrade (see side-blog), what's the scoop on an IRC channel, especially after the last shut down? During shutdown, it might ease withdrawal < : ( > and also be interesting in and of itself. And if only I could get Ircle to run on my Mac...
posted by ParisParamus on May 30, 2001 - 2 comments

DNS issues related to server switch

There were DNS issues today, there might be more soon, as I switch to new servers. Beware.
posted by mathowie on Mar 8, 2001 - 0 comments

Not back yet

Ok, so it's no longer late May, and the site's not up. Wanna know why? read here...
posted by mathowie on Jun 3, 2000 - 2 comments

MeFi Downtime

Just a warning - MetaFilter will be moving servers at the end of the month, which will be a down time of a couple days.
posted by mathowie on Mar 14, 2000 - 2 comments

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