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Seven minutes of registry partial outage, 2014-02-21
For 7 minutes this morning, from about 5.43 to 5.50am Pacific Time, the registry was mostly unavailable due to another data center network issue. Per that previous post, we are in the process of distributing our servers across two data centers (you can see some of rockbot’s work in progress) to avoid being taken out by an issue of this kind. That process is not yet complete, so although we were “less down” it was still probably not great.
We continue to work on eliminating our single points of failure, such that we can stay up with half our servers down.