Back in Business

The positive: YakAlike and all services are back up and running.
The negative: A whole week of downtime… yuck!

All major hardware components of the main server running YakAlike, Carpool Connect and some other small applications have been replaced. Things started out about a month ago when the server crashed randomly and needed several hard reboots. The road to recovery started with replacement of the CPU fan and hard drive. Then came a complete replacement of all major hardware. The old hard drive was FedExed to me for recovery. Things seem stable now, so hopefully no more service interruptions will be experienced. When those big ad revenues are coming in :) a more reliable solution will be in place.

I am particularly interested in setting things up on Amazon’s EC2 service. This should eliminate any worries about hardware failures. I’m just waiting for them to allow a new round of accounts to use it.

2 thoughts on “Back in Business

  1. Avihay

    Hi, I thought about an idea similar to Yakalike, and after googeling it, got to your website…How come this Addon is not supported anymore? Why didn’t it gain popularity? It seems like a good idea…

    Thanks :)

  2. adamw523 Post author

    It was great to see it actually being used by a good number of people at times. I wish I had the time to actually keep it going. Yakalike required a lot more effort keeping the servers operational and marketing than I was able to put towards it. The idea seems like it could survive is someone puts some good effort behind it.

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