|[News] amiga.com up again||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 10-May-2000 06:57 GMT by Christian Kemp||34 comments|
Many people wrote in to say that amiga.com is up again, after what seemed like taking the weekend off. When was the last time you saw a company website, or even a personal homepage, being down for two days?
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|amiga.com up again : Comment 26 of 34||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Shaun on 10-May-2000 22:00 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 25 (Eoghann Irving):|
"Its very excessive and we were furious about it. But there wasn't anything we could do.
Thats the point I'm making. It takes time to move a network. You need to sort out
a provider, IP addresses etc. "
This is what is wrong. Anyone whose done any system management will tell you that you're supposed to have disaster recovery plans in situ before a disaster occurs. Disaster happens, you invoke plan B which gets you back up in a minimum of time - a planned minimum too. eg. a second web server, backup isdn line should the T1 get cut etc.
Linux, Apache or whatever is irrelevant - you can't (realistically) protect against floods, lightning, drunken truck drivers crashing through your server room...
Now either Amiga Inc thought it unimportant or their service managment sucks is the impression I get when a public facing website is down that long.
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