Tuesday, August 07, 2007

DST is Down! - Late Night Update Added

Hi Everyone - This blog is technically "closed" but I wanted to let anyone from DST know what's going on.

There was a fire at the database center last night. Erick woke me this morning before he left and said DST should be back up in a few hours so I was just waiting it out. But we've received a more current update from Nick.

Nick said that based on reports, he doesn't anticipate any data loss. But everything did get wet. The power is out in the database center and they have to wait for things to dry out. He hopes to have things back up tonight but if there is extensive damage to the routers, he already has a back-up router ordered to be over-night shipped and he will activate it tomorrow.

Thank you for your patience as Casual Tuesday gets everything going again. These things are out of everyone's control and we're praying for them as both friends and business partners that the damage is as minimal as possible!

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Late Night Update:

Just got this from Nick:

The data center is back up and limping along.... to be up 100% we are going to need some of the equipment that will arrive tomorrow.



To the best of my knowledge, the server is dry, it just hasn't been powered up yet. So all signs are pointing to no long term damage, and no data loss....

I will know more in the morning after things get powered up and the new equipment is installed...

18 comments:

Darcy said...

Phew - so good to hear, Shannon!

JenniferBarrette_Designs said...

Thanks for keeping everyone updated Shannon, I hope everything is fine!

Jessica said...

So glad to hear all is okay!! :)

I wondered if it had been my connection, and then thought to come here!

Anonymous said...

(((hugs))) Shannon!

Praying now that you and Erick will have the least amount of headaches as possible with this. Ugh- I'm so sorry this happened!

God bless!
Laurie Garza

Jeannie said...

Shannon:
Thank you for keeping us updated on the site. I am probably one of the very few that didn't even know you HAD a blog (lol) so I was sorry to read the post below. :(
I wish you all the best with the site, your pregnancy, the kids-heck the whole kit-n-kaboodle!
Keep your chin up!
Jeannie

Elizabeth said...

oh, shannon! i have been thinking of you all day! i am glad to know that he doesn't think any memory was lost...

we will be waiting for you when it comes back up! :)

i will say a prayer that this is the worst of it!

Jennwhite said...

oh Shannon, how terrible! Have been sending you good thoughts all day, I'm glad the damage isn't worse and hopefully nobody was hurt. Take your time, and we'll be here when you get back!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Shannon, I was wondering myself. Feels like I lost an arm! LOL. Prayers for you and the company.

shannonleedesigns said...

Funny how having one day without DST makes me feel like I wander aimlessly on the internet!! Hehe!
I hope everything gets worked out for you and DST without too much of a headache!

Polly said...

Thank goodness no one was hurt. I will keep you all in my prayers. Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

I too was wondering if it was my connection. Thank you for the update Shannon...I didn't realize I was such an addict, until I couldn't get on for a day!! LOL!!!
Sorry to read about the post below as well...but that is totally understandable!!

Thanks again,
Debra

Claudi said...

oh shannon, thanks for keep us updated!

I pray for you and erick, that you get it fixed soon, so that you don't have to much stress

Deena said...

Well I sure hope it all goes smoothly today when they power up!! How stressful this must be for everyone!

Look at the bright side... No forums/galleries to monitor :) Did you get a little more rest than usual at least?? (((HUGS))) Girl!!

And sorry about the idiots below...I am not one to read many blogs on a regular basis, so I had no idea you had stopped posting(although i just happened so I am not totally out of the loop)...

sunshine said...

Shannon,
Thank you for posting even if this blog is closed. I am sorry to hear about the fire. I do hope that the damage is not to intense and that you and Eric do not have to much work on your hands. Keep calm and take ond thing at a time. Us preg need to keep things in prospective and not go overboard. I will pray for a quick turn around and that DST is back on it's feet ASAP. See you around later.
Sunshine
americangirl@videotron.ca

Rachel said...

Ditto what Shannon Lee said! LOL...hang in there!

Mary said...

Awwww I was desperately looking for your blog to find out what's up!!! That stinks they had a fire but everyone is ok thats what matters. I'll be checkin' back and hopefully everything is smooth and no major headaches arrise ;)

Aimeemomof2 said...

((hugs)) Thanks for all of the info! DST is fabulous, and I am sure you (and your server) will have it up and running in no time!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date, Shannon. I really appreciate the way you keep us all in the loop. Marci