Home > OS News > Sorry about the outage Sorry about the outage David Adams 2012-06-14 OS News 9 Comments OSNews’ server had a RAID controller go kaput earlier today. It’s fixed and we’re back up. Thanks to Jon Jensen and the guys at Endpoint for taking care of us. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 9 Comments 2012-06-14 11:06 pm kragil Is kaputt an english word now? 2012-06-15 6:54 am Athlander Is kaputt an english word now? Yes, it’s been used in English for over a hundred years. 2012-06-14 11:23 pm MechaShiva Did someone try to post a story with diacritic marks? 2012-06-15 1:59 am Alfman Isn’t this the second time in 4 months a “raid controller” is being blamed for osnews outage? http://www.osnews.com/story/25646/We_re_back_up_and_running_ When you outsource these sort of things it’s hard to know what’s really going on. Just recently one provider I’ve been dealing with blamed an external DDOS attack for connectivity outages, however the logs revealed the server was physically off during the outage. Unfortunately a DDOS doesn’t do that. I’ve also had my fair share of hosting providers who try to blame the client for internal hosting issues. It turns out I’m extremely proficient at pinpointing the real problems, but it’s routine lying such as these that make me distrust any claims of service providers these days. I’ve also been on the other end too, where my employing company would cover up screw ups, nothing was ever our fault. I’m just ranting here of course, and unfortunately having trust broken at some providers has lead me to be cynical of all providers. 2012-06-15 2:55 pm Adam Scheinberg Fair point, but that wasn’t a RAID issue. Not everyone can have a datacenter in their house. Once we had an actual cable issue. The cable had actually loosened to the point that the connections weren’t working. But the RAID card actually failed yesterday. 2012-06-15 7:11 am telltec Good that you are back up and running! 2012-06-15 8:42 am Morgan With the Raspberry Pi site suffering a DDoS during the same period, I was wondering if there was a general attack on the smaller tech sites going on. I still don’t understand why anyone would want to take the RPi site down; other than release issues that were resolved a while back, I can’t fathom who they could have pissed off. 2012-06-16 2:17 pm Soulbender Some people have nothing better to do with their time, mainly because they lack the necessary skills to do anything better with their time. 2012-06-15 4:13 pm imaginant missed you. Glad you’re back. Sorry, can’t resist. The English spelling of Kaputt is kaput. Silly Americans can’t spell.