Another day of down time and this time on the new server. Thought things were settling down, but I guess not. According to the email I got from the folks at TekTonic the server was choking on a file creation it was attempting to do which only took them some 5 or 6 hours to figure out and resolve which occurred around 3PM yesterday afternoon. Then it seems the server went through a process of repeated crashes throughout the afternoon so at times it was available and at other times it wasn’t. I didn’t get a chance to check again until 11PM last night and at that point the sites were offline until Elwed managed to restart the VPS. Then I received several reports of corrupted mySQL tables which magically appear to have corrected themselves.
So I just finished downloading a backup of all the sites I host here and now I’m sitting here contemplating my next move. Originally this was going to be my “I’m calling it quits” entry because I was so angry with the sites and myself that I just didn’t want to deal with it anymore, but between Deadscot, ***Dave, and Elwed I’ve been convinced I should try and get some sleep before making decisions I might regret. I’m amazed and pleased by how successful SEB has become, but that same success is causing a lot of problems I don’t know how to fix and/or can’t afford to. The last thing I want to do is stop blogging, but I’m not doing as much of that as I am sitting around waiting for the damned server to behave. It’s amazingly frustrating.
So now I’m sitting here and being whiny about my own incompetence and lack of Bill Gate’s sized fortune to be able to just buy the resources and dedicated tech support team so I can just blog and not worry about the crap behind the scenes. If I’m going to do this I want to do it properly, but that goal is beginning to look more and more remote with each day we’re down for hours at a time.
*Sigh* It’s 12:46AM and I’m due to get up at 6AM so I should probably go and try and get some sleep. I’m tired from worrying about the sites and the stress isn’t going to help me sleep, but I need to try. More later when my head is clearer and my emotions aren’t so high.