I’ve woken up this morning to four emails and three people on IM all telling me their frustrations with TypePad which has been down for at least the last 7 or so hours (possibly longer). Over at Six Apart’s website is the following message:
‘During routine maintenance of our network and storage systems last night, we experienced an issue with our primary disk system where data from published blogs are stored. We are currently running diagnostics on the device, and working to restore your data as soon as possible. Verifying data can be a slow process and will take time.
In the meantime we are currently deploying backup copies of your weblogs from approximately 2 days ago. This is what will be displayed for your blog. The TypePad application is currently unavailable, which means that users will not be able to log in, and visitors to weblogs will not be able to post comments. We are working to bring TypePad back online as soon as possible.
We appreciate your patience as we work through these issues. We will be posting updates to status.sixapart.com throughout the day, and will post to Everything TypePad with major news.’
If you’re a TypePad user you can get the latest updates here. I really hope that they are able to restore your blogs quickly – I know how frustrating it is not to be able to post anything and to fear losing posts. It sounds like there might be a loss of a day or two’s posting which would be a real loss for TypePad users – but I guess in the scheme of things it seems that they’ve at least been wise enough to back up recently enough. All the best everyone.