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Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp down 👀

bhupesh profile image Bhupesh Varshney 👾 ・1 min read

I curious when services like theses get down.
What kind of measures/steps are taken to revive them ?
Or it's just a scheduled downtime 🤔

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Fred Richards

Human error, it seems. I've found sites saying it was an error during a "routine maintenance operation". Odd thing is, Cloudflare had a similar blip earlier this week, and they were much more forthcoming and transparent with the cause, a bad deployment.

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐝

Mad respect to them for being transparent with the fault.

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐝

Doubt it's scheduled downtime. Could be an issue with the servers, or someone simply unplugged the wrong thing. So many reasons for why a site is down :)

As for reviving them - if it's server related the dev ops will be frantically trying to get the servers back up, or getting makeshift backup servers running to prevent downtime from being too painful. Could be a lot of copying data if they're not synced.