We’ve been running into reliability issues on our main web hosting provider lately. They seem to have square thumbs and have had major data centre power issues over the last couple of months. Last time they touched our server it was to put in an extra backup drive. Managed to knock us offline for hours, despite our paying an extra $100/month for off site storage. The offsite storage totally inexplicably has the same limit for upload speed as we do from our own offices. I would have thought that our dedicated server host would have the foresight to have a fat pipe open to their offsite backup in order to be able to put clients back online faster.
I was happy that we’d already put in an automated backup routine to our own office. We have the bandwidth available for dailies and use it.
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Unlike our hosting provider, who is attempting to squirrel out of their SLA agreements, we gave 100% refunds for hosting in January as when Foliovision promises reliable service, we provide it.
Imagine my shock when exploring further backup options for servers, I learned that Jeff Atwood, author of Coding Horror and founder of Stackoverflow lost his entire Coding Horror archives one year ago: