Amazon Power Failure knocks out QRZ for 12 hours

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    A massive power failure in Northern Virginia, associated with violent summer storms, caused the Amazon Cloud to hiccup, throwing thousands of systems offline for an extended period. Hundreds of systems were affected, including QRZ.

    This outage did not affect our servers but did cause a complete database failure. After waiting all night for Amazon to restore our data, we took the bold step this morning to restore from an automated backup. At this point in time we're not sure what data was lost, if any, but there is a possibility that some material may have been dropped.

    To the best of our knowledge, the our callsign database did not lose any data. Candidates for data loss include parts of our Forums, however this has not been confirmed.

    We appreciate your patience as this has been a nerve wracking 12 hours, and a sleepless night here at QRZ HQ.
  2. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Fred for the information.
    Glad to see most everything is back up and running.

    Note to mods...
    Feel free to delete my What Happened???? thread.

  3. K3EY

    K3EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well with a dedicated staff full of heart and soul QRZ goes on.....
  4. K6BBQ

    K6BBQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was weird to not have QRZ online, good to see you back online
  5. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer Moderator Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    Thanks Fred, and all who work so hard at

    I did notice something was wrong, and missed the QRZ database being there.

    73 K2HAT Lee
  6. PH0NO

    PH0NO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Welcome back! Good work. 73, Lars / PH0NO
  7. W6RAD

    W6RAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good job guys and gals of QRZ........ Now for a question too all, Do you think the country could survive
    without the internet for 24 hours ?? I don't mean just you or me.
  8. KB3PXR

    KB3PXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good job Fred, the first thing I checked when I read about the power outage was QRZ, yup it was down.
  9. KO1C

    KO1C Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Really missed you guys but it was (and always is) worth the wait!

    David, N1ZHE
  10. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I couldn't think of anything to do.....
    I was........................... Lost..........
    I went outside and was shocked to see this big incredibly bright thing in the sky, it heart my eyes to look at it and it made my face all warm....

    I was Scared.....................
    I ran back inside as fast as I could suspecting that big bright ball in the sky might be harmful.
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