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Power Outage

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by QAPete, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. QAPete

    QAPete Chief Muckety Muck

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    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!
     
  2. DeadEyeNick

    DeadEyeNick New Member

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    and i thought it's just me. :p
     
  3. BesigedB

    BesigedB Shocking Behaviour

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    get yourself a surge protected ups ;)

    15 minutes is usually plenty of time for a cut
     
  4. The Twiggman

    The Twiggman Instagib 4 Life

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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.
     
  5. Ulukai

    Ulukai New Member

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    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 :)
     
  6. MalHavoc

    MalHavoc Got Root? I do.

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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.
     
  7. KJAX

    KJAX Gamer 4 Life

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    It's always better to be safe than without a server.
     
  8. [UM]theswarm

    [UM]theswarm Spork of the Apocalypse!

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    Thunderstorm my ass, Pete was just running the microwave and the dishwasher at the same time. :D
     
  9. LHABulldog6

    LHABulldog6 Fall for that.

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    :lol: 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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