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Topic # 32125 13-Apr-2009 20:24
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Whys it always happen right when you have an Auction closing:




Its been down 30 mins since 7:55 ish (maybe longer?)

I guess tradme has decided on taking an impromtu last minute easter holiday.


UPDATE:

I wonder what the learnings from this was:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=6936


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  Reply # 206736 13-Apr-2009 22:43
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Damn that's a classic mistake, good old single point of failure!  In this case a load balancing switch died and they didn't have a drop in replacement, ouch!



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  Reply # 206753 14-Apr-2009 02:36
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... TradeMe, suffered an outage starting 8.50 yesterday evening, lasting until 6.10 this morning...


Wow, that is a huge outage for such a big site.  Wonder who is getting grilled for it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 206754 14-Apr-2009 03:04
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they probably had a surge in numbers of people browsing the exercise equipment auctions after indulging in too many hot cross buns and chocolate eggs!




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  Reply # 206759 14-Apr-2009 06:26
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nate:
... TradeMe, suffered an outage starting 8.50 yesterday evening, lasting until 6.10 this morning...


Wow, that is a huge outage for such a big site.  Wonder who is getting grilled for it.
That one was back in 2007. It's a different event now. Actually when I visited Trade Me after reading the first post in this discussion it was back already.




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  Reply # 206860 14-Apr-2009 15:06
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freitasm: That one was back in 2007. It's a different event now. Actually when I visited Trade Me after reading the first post in this discussion it was back already.


My reading skills fail.

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  Reply # 206869 14-Apr-2009 15:32
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Mine too

DeaneJessep linked a blog post about the down time in 2007, the downtime recently was minor and short
and not widely commented on.

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