Downtime Report: Wednesday Night

We had an abrupt and unannounced downtime for all games and services starting sometime after 9pm PT on Wednesday evening. This was due to a massive power outage at our cloud computing facility of the sort that redundant systems are supposed to ensure never happen. After about an hour they were able to diagnose that the power was out. It took a few more hours for them to start restoring service.

At this moment, everything is back up except for Ironclaw and TEC. At the rate they're restoring things, I hope those will be back up in the next 15-30 minutes, but it's entirely in their hands.

As is typically the case with a sudden reboot, TEC and GR have to be rolled back. This is already done with GR. The TEC rollback should be just a few hours due to the more recent backups recently instituted, but I need to get the machine back before I can verify that.

Update: Ironclaw and TEC are now back too. The TEC rollback was 2.5 hours, from 9.30pm PT (when everything crashed) to 7.00 pm PT.
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    I'm at my real life job. Trying to avoid doing it. Just felt inspired to put some real content on this forum. To those of you not familar with me, I've hosted Castle Marrach and currently host Lovecraft Country. So what do I find to be the biggest problem running a skotos game....

    Staff using twiki to record their plots. I'd add npcs using @remember to record their daily events.

    This is my second time coming into a game and hosting when I lack having played from day one. That means that if a plot isn't on twiki, I probably don't know it happened.

    In Marrach it was the potato war which was the worse case. Players loved this fluff tinyplot a Skotos coder threw together during a gencon plot lull. I hated it because there was no documents.

    I'll admit I am not a saint of documentation. I've hosted thirteen weeks and have yet to document Twiki about the chalice plot players are investigating. I didn't make notes about Halloween or Santa. At least not in Twiki and I should.
    -StoryHost Xios

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    That's three lashes with a wet noodle.