Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Revver Going Down for Planned Outage 1/28/2009, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm or so

I just saw a late posting on the Revver forums. The official word is that Revver and all related services (including video serving) are scheduled to go down at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 1/28/2009 (as of right now that's in less than half an hour). They hope to be up and running again by 10:00 p.m. or so.

I'm not sure exactly what prompted this. Hopefully they are doing something which will make the system more stable in the long run :)

1/29/2009: At this point I don't know that the outage actually took place. I checked back 2 hours and 15 minutes after it was supposed to have started and Revver was (presumably still) up and running. I haven't seen any indication from anyone that it actually went down at any point during the planned time period.

1/29/2009, 4:47pm: Ok, now it seems that Revver and all related sites (and video serving) are down. If I knew more, I'd tell you :)

1/31/2009, 10:55am PST: Ok, now I know more (I think). Although Revver is still down, to the extent that the Brad Greenspan's quote in this article on CNet:

can be relied on, it looks like Revver will be back online soon (although it's already missed the time frame specified in the quote).

2/2/2009, 8:22 PST: I see Revver video serving is *FINALLY* back up again (along with No sign of the Revver forums, the Revver blog, or and yet (not that I really care much one way or the other whether those last two non-Revver sites are up or not, but I checked out of curiousity). And I mean my heavily emphasized "finally" in the sense of "Good grief, it's about time!" rather than in the sense that I have any firm conviction that it won't go down again. *


Anonymous said...

Although I am prepared to wait throughout the weekend for Revver to regain consciousness, I am so tired of this.

TedTheBlogger said...

Anonymous wrote:
"I am so tired of this."

You and me both! It's a shame that Revver's really good points are marred by frequent technical problems and a long-running failure to pay their users what is owed on a timely basis.