Remind me again why I’m driving myself crazy moving 12 sites off Dreamhost to different servers?
Oh yeah, that’s why.
A half hour (and counting) of downtime for a database is not a tragedy in itself…I’m just getting more than a little tired of it on a regular basis. All I want to do is get in there to export the database so I can move it.
I don’t know…maybe it has something to do with this:
At least a portion of our datacenter seems to have lost power very briefly. We have technicians driving to the datacenter now to see exactly what the situation is. If your site is down, we should have it taken care of shortly.
I have to wonder…are these folks particularly unlucky lately or are they so oversold that they’re beginning to implode? For the sake of the hundreds of thousands sites they host, I hope it’s the former.
Update 11:55 pm:
A picture says it all:
The stupid check status thing says it’s fixed…but it’s not. Annoying. I just want to get in to the database so I can get it out. Eric’s static files are already moved, but I can’t set up his blog so he’ll be able to post until I can get into the old one.
I’ve got my hat in hand, I’ve said my goodbyes, now the exit door is blocked…grrrr… I was hoping to get this site over with tonight while I wait for other folks to tell me where they want to move to.
While I was reloading the status page, I decided to have some fun with Google…more images that speak for themselves:
It’s funny that the first result is actually a complaint about Dreamhost. To be fair, you also have to do this one:
And there’s always this. Doesn’t change a thing. Just entertaining. At least FTP is working. I’m downloading everyone’s files to my drive as I type. I have local copies of everything I’ve produced, but in the last year that I’ve been out of the freelance biz folks have been updating their own sites so I need to get the websites as close to up-to-date as I can, just in case they’re offline when I’m actually ready to move them. Like I don’t have anything better to do on a Saturday night?