Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Database Access Issue

There's a database access issue affecting the site at the moment.  It's taken the lot down, but I'm hoping it'll be back shortly.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Whore's draws

It seems that disruption to the site comes in waves, and we're down again at the moment.  The site went down just after midnight as I was going to bed, so I switched off thinking it was a transient glitch.  This morning I couldn't access the site, and the d'base server was timing out too, so I'm guessing there's a hitch at the hosts' end.  I've contacted them in case they don't know yet, and now we sit tight... Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

EDIT: 12:30pm and we're back.  Looks like a DDOS attack overnight, which our IT bods have been working hard to sort overnight.  They're bleary eyed this morning, and I'm sure you'll all join me in saying "thanks" :o)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Database server hiccup

You're probably getting an IPS Driver error (Mark Maples has confirmed he is), and I can't log into the DB server to check things, so it looks like the DB Server is a little down.  It usually corrects itself in a few minutes (I woulf imagine that's the time it takes to reboot), so be patient.  If it goes on longer than it takes for me to have my breakfast, I'll drop them an email.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Database Migration

Our hosts were having a bit of trouble with the database server for our site early this morning, so have opted to replace the hardware, which probably explains why we're getting IPS Driver errors this afternoon.  Once the new server is back up, it should resolve the issue :o)