Down again?


#1

my miva has died and I can’t get into control panel

Anyone else having problems?

Also, I got a error message from outlook that mail server was permanently moved… does anyone have a clue?


#2

i would like to know what’s going on also. everything has been down since yesterday afternoon. all of my sites were down, email was down, dreamhost was down and the admin panel was down. now everything is up except the admin panel. i need to get into the kbase and can’t. i can’t remember the last time this has happened and normally if there is any problems dreamhost sends out an email to it uses but i haven’t received anything from them yet.


#3

Oi, what a week.

Last Wednesday our main internal db server (we have two) started dying inexplicably. After pretty much 24 hours of wrestling with it, we finally downgraded it from MySQL 4 to 3.23.55 and that fixed it for good. Internal dbs being down means no Web Panel, Signup, Webmail, and well, basically anything that might use your web id or our internal data on you. Customer websites, ftp, and email (apart from webmail access to it) were up though.

Then yesterday afternoon for about an hour and a half something weird happened: Our main (of 2) router crapped out for an unknown reason, dropping all of it’s BGP sessions and creating an HSRP fight between itself and our backup router since they could no longer reach eachother. Apparently, the main switch behind those routers got a bit confused (probably due to the ARP traffic generated and started blocking even non-routed traffic. Which meant ALL of DreamHost… everything… was down to the world. :frowning:

To add insult to further injury, shortly after that was fixed our OTHER (of 2) internal databases started having the same problems our first one had last Wednesday. Now finally, IT’S been downgraded to 3.23.55 and seems okay again.

I hope everybody can put this week behind them as quickly as we’d like to. I guess go celebrate St. Patrick’s day LONG AND HARD!

(also, you can read the official announcements for each of these in the “Status > Announcements” area of our web panel, now that it’s back up)

josh!


#4

[quote]Oi, what a week.

[/quote]

No cross-posting, Josh! Do that again, and I’ll boot your account.

(…even if you are my boss!)

:>

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
  • DH Discussion Forum Admin

#5

Ha ha ha!!

You’re fired.

josh!


#6

Interesting that you say that… I’m setup to receive emails level 3 and higher. There is a message marked Downtime, from the 16th, which I was never emailed on… and since I’ve selected to receive emails on downtime, I just assumed an explanation for the outage would make it to me. I have two completely separate DH accounts, each with a different email address, and neither were notified.

I’ve seen posts on other forums with users talking about leaving and still waiting for a response… you guys may want to resend that downtime email.


#7

Most forum readers are familiar with the hearty atmosphere in here, but for good order, please tell us that your post was a joke - it’s not all that obvious and we certainly hope you’re not really serious. (Or should we just ask Jeff to remove all traces of the post so there’s nothing to prove? :slight_smile: )


TorbenGB


#8

Okay okay, since I was going to post about that announcement email not going out anyway, I guess I’ll add that Jeff isn’t REALLY fired. YET.

But yeah, it’s weird, it looks like that announcement about the network didn’t go out via email (it is on the web panel though). I think it must have been a result of some lingering problems from the network outage… now that I look, we didn’t receive it via email (all employees are emailed all announcements too) either!

Sorry about that!

josh!


#9

[quote]Okay okay, since I was going to post about that announcement email not going out anyway, I guess I’ll add that Jeff isn’t REALLY fired. YET.

[/quote]

It’s the weirdest thing on earth to actually explain or elaborate on a joke. LOL! That’s why I usually add either this lol thingy or the “:D” smilie, or even use [/Joke] just to be sure people get it.

By the way, Josh and Jeff, you’re both fired! LOL! :smiley: [/Joke]


[color=#CC0000]name[/color]slave
Domain Registration, Web Hosting & Search Engine Optimization


#10

[quote]Most forum readers are familiar with the hearty atmosphere in
here, but for good order, please tell us that your post was a joke -
it’s not all that obvious and we certainly hope you’re not really
serious.

[/quote]

No worries - I’m alive and well, and still employed by DreamHost!

The first rule you learn as a DreamHost employee - take anything Josh says with a grain of salt. Ever read the DreamHost newsletters? Josh is 10x as crazy in real life as he is online.

As an aside, for some reason my office lock didn’t seem to open today, so I had to use a crowbar. Josh, any idea what happened?

:>

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
  • DH Discussion Forum Admin

#11

You mean… the always late newsletter could be even BETTER?

paul!


http://remsset.com


#12

[quote]You’re fired.

[/quote]

Careful… Donald Trump is attempting to trademark that phrase, and might be able to sue you for using it…

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0318041trump1.html

– Dan


#13

Oh man!

Good thing I’m not using it in the “games and playthings” or the “casino services” categories!

Just the “Jeff is fired” one.

josh!