An FYI Blog

I know I had problems with Blogger the other day and I've read where others have also.  Well, here's the poop on what was going on.

(Cross-posted from the Blogger Buzz blog)

What a frustrating day. We’re very sorry that you’ve been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 hours. We’re nearly back to normal—you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored. Thank you for your patience while we fix this situation. We use Blogger for our own blogs, so we’ve also felt your pain.

Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring.

Again, we are very sorry for the impact to our authors and readers. We try hard to ensure Blogger is always available for you to share your thoughts and opinions with the world, and we’ll do our best to prevent this from happening again.

Posted by Eddie Kessler, Tech Lead/Manager, Blogger


Beth said...

I follow their blog and I had read this. It sure reminded me of WLS. :-)

Cindy said...

I know what you mean Beth. Only Blogger let us know there was a problem. WLS wasn't very good at telling us what was going on. We usually had to figure it out on our own.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

How nice of them to inform us. I like that. Just had a teensy bit of anxiety here, nothing much to blog home about, lol.

Nancy said...

They roll back jist like ah store I remember.... ;-)

Sherry said...

Hmmmm didn't even notice lol. Glad I didn't, don't need anymore aggravation lol. Nice of them to let people know tho

GreatGranny said...

Thanks for passing this info on.