The outage earlier this evening was due to the hosting company taking the server down..
We will be rebooting the host machine to update its kernel and apply some other fixes. The reboot will occur at approx 2200 PT (10pm Pacific time) on Sunday September 20th. Your server should be down for 5-10 minutes, we will restart it at the conclusion of the maintenance window.
When I got that, I thought that they were being optimistic. Also PDT evening on sunday is on our monday.
However when after two hours offline when I couldn’t even access the machine, I snuck some time out of house moving, asked and got this response…
The machine found some diecrepancies in the filesystem and forced an fsck- which it’s finishing now. We expect it should complete in the next 45min
Sorry about this unexpected delay.
(My italics, their spelling and freudian slip).
Hope that no-one got too many withdrawal symptoms…