April 2014 archive

Surviving a Provider Outage

Last year, EIG (or the Endurance International Group) suffered a major outage in one of their facilities in Utah, impacting a number of customers on their Bluehost, Hostgator and Hostmonster brands, possibly among others. Today they have been down for close to 6 hours and counting leaving customers with services ranging from a small shared …

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Foreman on Debian – Install issues

A few weeks ago I noticed that as a result of an upgrade, puppet-dashboard had removed itself from the system it ran on. No big deal, I wasn’t really using it and it put a number of more important packages on the removal list if I made the required changes to keep it.┬áSince then I’ve …

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