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Power supply explosion [Fixed]

Hi everyone

Inkbunny was offline for about 7 hours today and we have just come back online.

A power supply and UPS failure meant the server was hard-reset 3 times within a few minutes before going offline totally when the hardware completely died.

Our host fixed the problem very quickly and we spent a few hours checking everything for any damage and performing other essential maintenance tasks.

No data loss has been detected from these events but please let us know if you notice any problems.

Thanks

IB
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Added: 5 years, 8 months ago
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LexiTheShuna
5 years, 8 months ago
Yay welcome back inkbunny we missed you
Hippiemouse
5 years, 8 months ago
Wondered what happened...glad everythings ok
Sakuryu
5 years, 8 months ago
I was refreshing alot waiting till you guys came back, I thought I was gonna be lost forever without my favorite site! oh and UPS are to *prevent* problems >3> (i know I'm just being silly)
SharaCManasgael
5 years, 8 months ago
I was wondering why you were suddenly down like that.  Glad to see you got the issue fixed.  :)
Kuto
5 years, 8 months ago
glad were back in business
Ramblo
5 years, 8 months ago
Just a bit of excitement to keep you on your toes. It was sure fun when my powersupply went pop not too long ago.
silvergunner
5 years, 8 months ago
Amazing how quick you guys managed to get the site running again. Unlike FA's outage a few months ago, which took nearly a week to fix.
FoxonTheFox
5 years, 8 months ago
Wasnt that a DOS attack? Not a power outage?
" silvergunner wrote:
Amazing how quick you guys managed to get the site running again. Unlike FA's outage a few months ago, which took nearly a week to fix.
MaDrow
5 years, 8 months ago
At least the cause was something  which can't be blamed in the admin. No data corruption is the reward of the hard effort of coding a robust (save)system.
Giza
5 years, 8 months ago

I've been meaning to ask, in this day and age, why deal with physical hardware directly at all?  If you use AWS or any of its competitors, it removes this particular failure mode, at least insomuch as if there is a hardware issue, you don't have to be stuck dealing with it.

Bonus: OS upgrades and the like are as easy as firing up a new machine, re-deploying code/copying data to it, and shutting down the old one.  (And, at least with EC2, daily backups can be made with a single API call such as "CreateSnapshot")

If you'd like to chat about AWS more, feel free to drop me a line.  I work with it professionally. :-)
LeonHunter
5 years, 8 months ago
On the contrary, I personally feel like cloud would be an extremely poor option for a site like this. There's nothing like having your own server, leased or otherwise.

And this failure node is rather rare for InkBunny. Statically it's more likely for EC2's routers to play up (which they have several times) than it is for IB to loose a power supply.
starling
5 years, 8 months ago
I agree that the redundancy offered by virtual systems or shared hosting is great. But the cost doesn't compare, sadly. We pay only $200/mnth for 16GB RAM, 8 Xeon cores, 1TB disk and UNLIMITED 100Mb/s burst data. Every cloud system that gives us a slice like that costs a bazillion dollars. ;.;
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