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Howdy, all. Just finished editing a review, which should be posted shortly, and now I’m waiting for hurricane Sandy to utterly destroy the data center where TR’s servers are located, which is in Ashburn, Virginia. We pulled some extra backups off of the servers last night, in case our cloud backup service is also affected by the storm.

Now, we watch to see what happens.

If the site becomes unavailable, we’ll be posting updates on our Facebook page and my Twitter feed—brief, terse updates, as we bring up a VM on a new server located elsewhere. Should be fun.

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    • derFunkenstein
    • 7 years ago

    And the [s<]flowers are[/s<] website is still standing!

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 7 years ago

    HIDE YO KIDS, HIDE YO WIVES!

      • ClickClick5
      • 7 years ago

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    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    “Should be fun.” XD

    Best way to look at anything problematic.

    • Chrispy_
    • 7 years ago

    I could survive without food for a week. I could survive without water for a couple of days.

    I’m not sure how long I could stay sane if the power/internet stopped working :\

      • Krogoth
      • 7 years ago

      Brush up on your card and board game skillz. 😉

    • Krogoth
    • 7 years ago

    Damage, I doubt anything will happen to the data center itself. It is located a considerable distance away from any main source of water (no storm surge, less chance of a flooding). Sandy itself will barely be a Category 1 when it makes landfall and will quickly degrade. It is more likely you will experience service outage due to infrastructure damage (mains going down from trees and other debris).

    Sandy pales in comparison to what typically hits Florida and Carolinas in a bad hurricane season.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Sandy pales in comparison to what typically hits Florida and Carolinas in a bad hurricane season[/quote<] Imagine that - Krogoth, unimpressed. Hunh.

    • atryus28
    • 7 years ago

    Right outside of philly, can’t wait for all the flood damage and power outages as the soggy ground in combination of wind takes out trees. Thankfully I live on a hill right next to a very large hill. My house should never see flood issues but plenty of other people will and many roads will be out of commission for a while. Very strange last week of my current job as I start my new job next Monday. Stay dry

      • mutarasector
      • 7 years ago

      I’m in Reading myself. I just got home from a client in York PA, and the Susquehanna is rising very quickly, as is the Schuykill. Every small stream and creek I saw on the way home has been flooded for at least the past 3 hours, and Sandy hasn’t even made landfall yet (for another 20-30 minutes).

      My girlfriend’s parents live between Wildwood and Cape May, NJ, and they got out this morning.

    • oldDummy
    • 7 years ago

    A little white light to those in distress.

    This too shall pass.

    Be safe be careful.

    • hans
    • 7 years ago

    Equinix I assume? We’ll be moving our DR stuff there.

      • Damage
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah. Virtacore is our provider, and that’s the data center. Has been uniformly excellent for us so far.

    • drfish
    • 7 years ago

    Oh noes, my Minecraft server! 0_o

    • 5150
    • 7 years ago

    Funny how this happens so close to Election Day, clearly The Weather Channel has a liberal bias.

      • stdRaichu
      • 7 years ago

      [url<]http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/environment/this-particular-hurricane-isnt-gods-judgement-say-christian-zealots-2012102946761[/url<]

    • kvndoom
    • 7 years ago

    Looks like it will hit land in NJ/NY, so I doubt Virginia will see too much damage. All’s well down here in Tidewater, just rain and wind so far. Be safe everybody.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 7 years ago

      I’m in Maryland and so far just a slightly-windier than normal storm, I think we got lucky with it staying off the coast, NYC doesn’t look so lucky. I used to live near Ashburn, and if your data center is in the area I think it is, I wouldn’t be concerned, pretty far in land.

        • mattshwink
        • 7 years ago

        I’m in DC right now. Just a little wind and a steady rain. Supposed to get worse later, we will see. Biggest threats are downed trees taking out power. If it’s a decently run datacenter that shouldn’t cause too much problem because they should have generators with ~7 days of fuel (at least that is what I have gotten from talking to a few providers).

          • lilbuddhaman
          • 7 years ago

          Spoke too soon, basement flooding a little already, can’t find an obvious source outside, think it’s just channeling to one spot thx to foundation >_<

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    hopefully this thing isn’t too bad. i’m on the east coast, though a little more north. take it easy guys.

    • Squeazle
    • 7 years ago

    Yay! Terse updates! I’ll read them from my newly rebuilt computer [boringly] safe in WI.

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