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    What could have happened...

    Just received an email from our LEA saying:

    Important Information

    Due to the severe weather conditions over the last couple of weeks some essential maintenance is required on the server (webspace01.xxxx.gov.uk) which holds your webspace.

    This maintenance work will be carried out between 20.00 and 21.00 on Thursday 21st January 2010.

    During this period your webpages will not be accessible for viewing, but you will still be able to update them using your FTP packages.

    We apologise for the short notice, but with the uncertainty of the weather conditions, this work must be completed as soon as possible, so that your webspace is not compromised in this way in the future.

    Regards


    I am now intrigued as to what the bad weather did to the server??

    Any ideas?

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    Didn't you know council servers are tucked away at the back of one of the directors gardens in a shed? They just need to waterproof it with a bit of tarpaulin and your server will be fine!

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    My guess is that the servers didn't serve well during the high demand period caused by the weather, so the maintenance is being done to make the servers perform better for the next such event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    My guess is that the servers didn't serve well during the high demand period caused by the weather, so the maintenance is being done to make the servers perform better for the next such event.
    Well you would think that, but why just that server, as im sure they have more then one.

    plus i liked how it read in the email :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Perhaps. But they say that the weather caused a problem with the server. This is what "due to" means.
    It did, indirectly (Yes, I'm a spoil sport).

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    RAIN,

    I think we all know that what they mean is, "our system is crap so we're doing an upgrade".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    RAIN,

    I think we all know that what they mean is, "our system is crap so we're doing an upgrade".

    or "our P4 700mhz, 512mb ram, windows nt server cannot cope with hosting 200 school websites anymore, and now councillors have to go without phone upgrades to raise money for a new one"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CESIL View Post
    I am now intrigued as to what the bad weather did to the server??
    They were attempting cloud computing...


    ...with rainclouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    They were attempting cloud computing...


    ...with rainclouds.
    ROFL, I like that.

    Guess with all the hits from parents checking for school closures the server got snowed under

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    I recon the server dropped in to hibernation when the room temperture dropped below 2C. Don't blame it, I do exactly the same thing

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    Theory: heavy snow on a knackered flat roof has made it sag and now the snow has melted it's dripping through the ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    My guess is that the servers didn't serve well during the high demand period caused by the weather, so the maintenance is being done to make the servers perform better for the next such event.
    I agree, because of the weather, I am now redesigning the schools website so if such an event happens again, we will be able to display vital information better.

    also looking at the performance as well... the word proactive comes to mind

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