Downtime Post-mortem

Late last night we suffered a major outage lasting four hours (7 AM – 11AM UTC). Our hosting provider (rackspace) was doing a routine maintenance job to patch our database server for a potential security vulnerability (GHOST), but after the maintenance the server failed restart properly. We ended up needing to restore our database on a new server from a backup that was taken one hour prior to the outage. So unfortunately, anything logged by users between 6AM and 7AM UTC has been lost and will need to be re-entered.

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