Today we had our first unplanned server downtime! The system did not crash, but the downtime and data loss (5 hours from today) are my fault. In the course of data management, I accidentally overwrote the SC database.
Therefore, any annotations made approximately between the hours of 8:10am and 1:10pm U.S. Eastern Time, Sunday, October 30 may have been lost. I am very sorry for this and we have made corrections to ensure this doesn't happen again.
If you were annotating during this time period, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating approximately how many vessels you annotated or points you earned during that period and we will reimburse you with points.
If you registered with Stall Catchers during this time period, you will likely need to re-register. And again, please let us know and we will provide points and any additional help to get you up and running so you don't have to start again from scratch.
Fortunately, we make frequent backups of all our servers, and this was a perfect opportunity to test Stall Catchers' resilience to both human and server failures. The system failed at 1:15pm and was back up and running by 1:42pm (28 minutes later). Most of that downtime involved damage assessment and remediation analysis. Total remediation time was 5 minutes. If a catastrophic server event were to occur in the future, we expect to reduce the total down time to less than 15 minutes.
Thank you for your patience and my sincerest apologies to you, @jfrancis, and anyone else who may have been annotating during that time period.
Best, as always,