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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 06:52 AM   #1
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Power Outage

BeyondUnreal experienced a nasty power outage last night, causing some unexpected downtime. Everything is back up now, but our treasured record uptime of 307 days since our last reboot is his-to-ry. Everything's fine now (thanks to battery backup and a clean shutdown of the servers), so while we're catching up on news, you can hammer the forums!

UPDATE: More strong storms are expected this evening, so it's certainly possible that we'll be powering down again. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 07:43 AM   #2
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and i thought it's just me.
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 10:09 AM   #3
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get yourself a surge protected ups

15 minutes is usually plenty of time for a cut
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 10:33 AM   #4
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Ya it is better to be on the safe side. I was wondering about that last night though. Well that explains everything.
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 01:01 PM   #5
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Quote:
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get yourself a surge protected ups

15 minutes is usually plenty of time for a cut
I used to think that too. Then I had 8 servers die on me after draining the UPSs. 7 of them were ok, the eighth had a word with my good friend Fubar and it was into the safe to dig out the backups
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 01:16 PM   #6
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the servers are on a UPS. the power was off for most of the night. Pete shut the machines down safely using the 15 minutes the UPS gave him.
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 01:32 PM   #7
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It's always better to be safe than without a server.
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Old 22nd Jul 2003, 07:22 PM   #8
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Thunderstorm my ass, Pete was just running the microwave and the dishwasher at the same time.
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Old 23rd Jul 2003, 01:39 AM   #9
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My mom blew out all the lights in the house making tea when we had our Christmas lights up. It wouldnt have been a big deal, had it not happened twice.
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