Sunday, July 20, 2008

Amazon S3 down again

Here is the thread on their forum:

http://developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/thread.jspa?threadID=23285&start=0&tstart=0

It is making some of my sites look bad as I chose to put all the css and images on S3 so they would be severed up in a distributed fast manner. However, that speed is not being appreciated right now as it is not working.

My task this week will be to design a backup plan or move the css and images.

UPDATE: I have a backup plan now - which is nice. Amazon is also back up after 7 hours of downtime so I have turned off the backup service. One positive thing is that I now have a backup plan that can be turned in within minutes.

2 comments:

rachel.brown said...

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ian connor said...

You are possible right. However, I am still impressed with Amazon and although they have had 7 hours downtime. Overall, they have been very good. My backup plan is to maintain a local copy of all the files (which I have anyway) and serve them up via apache (which is a one line config change for rails). It is not as fast at Amazon but it is a good enough solution for now.