General Chat Thread, What could have happened... in General; Just received an email from our LEA saying:
Due to the severe weather conditions over the last couple ...
21st January 2010, 12:33 PM #1
What could have happened...
Just received an email from our LEA saying:
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.
I am now intrigued as to what the bad weather did to the server??
21st January 2010, 12:35 PM #2
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!
21st January 2010, 12:41 PM #3
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.
21st January 2010, 12:44 PM #4
Well you would think that, but why just that server, as im sure they have more then one.
Originally Posted by localzuk
plus i liked how it read in the email :P
21st January 2010, 12:47 PM #5
It did, indirectly (Yes, I'm a spoil sport).
Originally Posted by jinnantonnix
21st January 2010, 12:47 PM #6
I think we all know that what they mean is, "our system is crap so we're doing an upgrade".
21st January 2010, 12:52 PM #7
Originally Posted by mjs_mjs
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"
Thanks to stevenwba from:
elsiegee40 (21st January 2010)
21st January 2010, 12:54 PM #8
They were attempting cloud computing...
Originally Posted by CESIL
Thanks to korifugi from:
TwoZeroAlpha (21st January 2010)
21st January 2010, 01:18 PM #9
ROFL, I like that.
Originally Posted by korifugi
Guess with all the hits from parents checking for school closures the server got snowed under
21st January 2010, 01:26 PM #10
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
21st January 2010, 01:31 PM #11
Theory: heavy snow on a knackered flat roof has made it sag and now the snow has melted it's dripping through the ceiling.
21st January 2010, 01:34 PM #12
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.
Originally Posted by localzuk
also looking at the performance as well... the word proactive comes to mind
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