Friday, May 13, 2011

blogger has been down

since yesterday blogger has been down. i posted several times just before the outage and i am waiting to see if this content s restored. anyway here's what happened: 
May 13, 2011

Blogger is back


What a frustrating day. We’re very sorry that you’ve 
been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 
hours. We’re nearly back to normal — you can publish
 again, and in the coming hours posts and comments 
that were temporarily removed should be restored.  
Thank you for your patience while we fix this situation.  
We use Blogger for our own blogs, so we’ve also felt your pain.

Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance
 work Wednesday night, we experienced some data 
corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since
 then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a
 variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, 
disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs 
or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we 
estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional 
problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we 
returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and 
placed the service in read-only mode while we 
worked on restoring all content: that’s why you 
haven’t been able to publish.  We rolled back to 
a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, 
so your posts since then were temporarily removed. 
Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of 
restoring.

Again, we are very sorry for the impact to our 
authors and readers.  We try hard to ensure 
Blogger is always available for you to share 
your thoughts and opinions with the world, and 
we’ll do our best to prevent this from happening again.

Posted by Eddie Kessler, Tech Lead/Manager, Blogger