Anime Vice News

Anime Vice Lives Again

And we're back.

Around 1AM PDT on Thursday, our network of sites went down due to a large failure at the Northern Virginia data center of Amazon, where its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) product is held. Being a pretty popular provider of cloud-based storage, the shutdown also took down several other high-profile websites, including Reddit, Foursquare, and Quora. We're just now bringing most of the sites online and should have Giant Bomb and Screened back up shortly.

Although it would be easy to directly pass the buck onto Amazon for our downtime, we've been extremely happy with them over the years and realize things like this happen from time to time. The Whiskey Media "Top Men" take pride in our architecture and our ability to provide a stable environment for you to goof off with on the Internet.

That said, downtime is downtime, and many of you are paying us for premium access. To make amends we're extending all paid accounts three extra days to make up for the downtime. There's nothing you need to do, you'll just get billed three days later than normal. We can now confidently say that through this act Whiskey Media is the next World of Warcraft killer. Take notice, Blizzard.

As a behind-the-scenes aside, know that we have pretty reliable backup systems for your data. Not only do we keep live slave databases available but also do nightly backups of all the sites, just in case anything extremely bad ever happens. Point being, we've got enough replication to get back up and running fairly quickly in case of an emergency.

Now if this was a SkyNet thing... well, come find us at Coit Tower, and let the resistance begin. Thank you all for your support during the time off. The Whiskey Media community really shined the past couple of days. Our tech team learned a lot from this outage and we'll likely be doing a more in depth breakdown of just exactly what happened on the Whiskey Media blog later this week.

Flap_jacksonon April 23, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.
Huzzah!
MrXDon April 23, 2011 at 10:44 a.m.
Yes! :D
ZombiePieon April 23, 2011 at 10:57 a.m.
  
JJOR64on April 23, 2011 at 11:06 a.m.
YEAH!

AND WE GOT OUR FIRST SPAM POST AS WELL, YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!
Bigheart711on April 23, 2011 at 11:09 a.m.
We LIVE! MUAHAHAHAHAHA--
Aw, just kidding, Congratulations to us all, especially  for sticking together on Twitter.

@MrXD: All you need to do about spam comments is to flag 'em, not quote or @Reply 'em. Don't let them spoil your fun and celebrate the moment at hand.
MrXDon April 23, 2011 at 11:14 a.m.
@Bigheart711:  your right
Apathyladon April 23, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
Now to wait for GiantBomb to go back up. I'm having withdrawals here!
Kyreoon April 23, 2011 at 11:34 a.m.
Glad to see everything is as it should be.
metalsnakezeroon April 23, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
Nice to see things are getting back so normal in some places.
UsbCableon April 23, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! It's nice to to the spam bots were also itching for the site to come back up lol.
NoComicsBeforeBedon April 23, 2011 at 1:23 p.m.
w00p w00p.
kinda new here but i like it here a lot :D
sotyfan16on April 23, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.
Man the Giant Bomb crowd must be pissed that Anime Vice is up and running. lol

Lots of props and thanks to all the Staff at Whiskey Media who worked diligently to get everything up and going without data loss. Who'd a thought SkyNet would try to go after such a group of sites..Probably just a test run to see how effective it is in the early stages of its development.

And to top things off, we got an anonymous group of hackers, not the Anonymous group, who went after the PSN apparently for shits and giggles. Can't hackers just do something productive in their lives by hiring their services to companies so this shit doesn't happen?

P.S. Has anyone found Cyberdyne yet?
EquitasInvictuson April 23, 2011 at 2:34 p.m.
@sotyfan16 said:
" Man the Giant Bomb crowd must be pissed that Anime Vice is up and running. lol
They just got back on! They were live streaming Andy fixing everything, lol.
danielm staff on April 23, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.
@MrXD: I got rid of him.
MrXDon April 23, 2011 at 3:59 p.m.
@danielm:  thanks
LiquidSwordson April 23, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.
Posting!
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on April 23, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.
I was so happy to hear the database wasn't corrupted for Anime ice, or any of the others. After spending as many hours as I have on editing the wiki. It would of been horrid to of lost all that work.

@danielm:

You still need to delete that post by MrXD, because he quoted the entire SPAM. You got rid of the SPAMMER, but not the message. I'd do it, but this wasn't attached to the forums.
Superevil225on April 23, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
Dear SkyNet, you made me incredibly bored for the last few days. Thank you John Connor and the resistance for dealing with SkyNet so quickly.
Nightwolfon April 23, 2011 at 7:17 p.m.
@Kyreo said:
" Glad to see everything is as it should be. "
             I 2nd that,
kashif1on April 23, 2011 at 9:17 p.m.
Well, glad thats over
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