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My pictures are gone

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FYI, the ISP I use to store pictures is apparently on vacation and the server went down.  Hopefully all of the pretty pictures will be back tomorrow. :(
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  • Kinda makes you re-think the whole "software services" concept -- since "Keith Combs" is not losing money by not having his pictures posted, this is not an issue.

    But this WILL be an issue as company's decide to save money and move their services from their own hardware to an ISP Service. What happens when their ISP goes down?

    In any case, I hope you pics are back soon!

  • I got a response from the support team. They are checking things out. They probably just need to kick the server. :)

  • You mean with all that horsepower at home and the 15mbps fiber link you use someone else to host your pictures? For shame, Keith.. ;-)
    You probably have more bandwidth available than the cohost...

  • Well, obviously I'm not using my stuff otherwise it would be working. I've tried to keep work related stuff off my link since it supports five domains I use for my wife's business, and of course my "needs".

    To be fair, this is the first extended outage I've seen with the ISP I'm using to host the images from. However, their timing couldn't be any worse since I just posted a new blog entry that's getting a fair amount of traffic and it looks ugly.

    If I start to have more issues with them, it will definitely be admios amigo.

  • >What happens when their ISP goes down?
    Well, hopefully you're not putting your business in the hands of a provider that doesn't use multiple redundant pathways to the Internet via different providers. For your blog you're just using the space provided to you by your ISP to hold images. You had no expectation of High Availability from them. If it was your business and you had a Service Level Agreement there would be lawyers involved by now... ;-)

  • Well, it is my business in a way and reliability is important even for some lowly images. As you know, we are trying to provide information in a professional fashion so "image" is important. It certainly will have me thinking more about organization and replication of my data.

  • btw, Typepad seems to have had a major hiccup. For a few days all the blogs hosted by them rolled back about a week and stayed there for a few days. Even when they restored, all their images were gone. Took a several days to fix and I'm still seeing effects of it.