In about 1 hour the server will be rebooted so it can check and fix a couple bad sectors on the hard drive and to update the system’s kernel.
Downtime should be less then 20 min.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Update: Reboot is done. Downtime was 23min.
This post is to report the latest downtime the server faced.
The downtime was caused by a user using a shitty script on the server which he most likely wrote himself. Sadly, the fetching of the process list timed out before it could be emailed to me, so I dont know what script or what user caused it.
The crashed was caused by the server running out of all available memory. And the downtime totaled 3hrs and 50min (I was sleeping…).
So in the meantime I’m going to be trying to figure out how to prevent this from happening.
Note: if you’re a new user downtime like the does not happen often. You can check the detailed uptime stats if you dont believe me.
Sorry for the inconvenience everyone.
About an hour ago I realized that I was not receiving any emails from our server. So I did a few tests and found that no mail was coming out of the server.
Oddly I could not figure out where the exact problem was located so I did a server reboot hoping it would fix it and that did the trick.
All emails that should have been sent were not deleted and were just waiting in our mail queue for the problem to be fixed so they could be sent. And once the server was rebooted all emails in the queue were sent out. They were just late.
I’m really sorry for the inconvenience and hopefully this doesn’t happen again.