At 7:56 am I wrote on twitter:
Apparently DreamHost needs to rebuild and restore the world when one of their VPSes goes down.
Yes, I’m cranky when my sites are offline for 12 hours.
The website’s back up and running but I needed to restore the database from one of my backups because DreamHost’s copy hadn’t been updated since yesterday around 1 am and I did mine yesterday at 8:45 pm.
All in all the site was unreachable from yesterday at 9:45 pm until today at 12:15 pm. Central time of course.
This has been the worst failure on their part I’ve seen since signing up in April 2010. Almost 24 hours of downtime is unacceptable.
Not to mention it took their support team 8 hours to reply to the ticket I opened. I finally twitter’ed them last night at 11:45 pm.
If I’m feeling rambunctious I may move the databases somewhere else this weekend. But I just hate doing shit like that anymore.