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Redbus Outage

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 17:28, 1/3/2005 |
 
So Redbus' facility at Harbour Exchange suffered a massive power failure at around 10:30am. It appears that a bank of UPSs "exploded", which took power down on at least two floors and may have required an evacuation of staff.

This took down a good chunk of the great and the good in the UK, and as it's the third such outage in about as many months there are a lot of annoyed companies out there. So our little outage, caused not by a downed server but by a lack of network connectivity to the office, wasn't exactly a priority to the Redbus staff. Grr.

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  Redbus Outage
  rich (11:02 2/3/2005)
  andypoole (17:04 3/3/2005)
 
Richard Goodwin Message #93316, posted by rich at 11:02, 2/3/2005
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Redbus staff unplugged everyone's power to stop a surge when the power came back up. Apparently one company's stuff didn't come back up because they then plugged his power strip back in to itself.
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Andrew Poole Message #93317, posted by andypoole at 17:04, 3/3/2005, in reply to message #93316

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How sucky!

Now they tell us that power was down for five minutes.. yeh.. right :P

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