I know FA goes down a lot but doing hourly backups seems excessive. I can't recall the last time FA had any data loss. You could probably theoretically do it, but why put your servers under that kind of load unecessarily?
Because of reasons like what just happened. At least do it more often than, you know, weekly. It might not be a very likely scenario that it will happen too often, if at all, but better be on the safe side in the event that it does happen, y'know?I know FA goes down a lot but doing hourly backups seems excessive. I can't recall the last time FA had any data loss. You could probably theoretically do it, but why put your servers under that kind of load unecessarily?
I would think that it goes without saying that Neer and the other wonderful people involved with keeping this site running are doing everything they can to get the site back up. Thank you to those individuals! I had a bad day at work today, and when I got home I just wanted to browse FA to try and make my day better, and it was down. I was pretty upset at first, like some people. Quite frankly it doesn't matter why it is down, or how they are trying to fix it, how long they think it will be, or even how long it actually takes. It will be up when it is up, period. If info is lost, then so be it. Repost things if they are missing when the site is up again. If you didn't save the original files yourself, or relied upon FA to store your business information, shame on you. And this should be a valuable lesson for you. With all of the concern I see in the posts here, you would think that everyone owns stock in FA or something. I will patiently wait for the site to come back up, and again thank everybody involved with the sites operations for doing their best to get things going again, keeping things going in the future, and doing this all at no charge to the public.