Tumblr has been down for more than 12 hours due to an issue with their database cluster. Here is the comment I left on GigaOm.com
This is the freshest lesson for entrepreneurs and startups: - Learn to value your data - Implement a high availability plan - Plan a disaster recovery strategy
“Tumblr likely has the resources to recover…”
I really hope that holds out true but remember, data is the only irreplaceable asset of an organization. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
When I was handling the disaster at Fotolog (massive database corruption when our SAN crashed), I couldn’t find any company or consulting firm ready to handle the situation and help with data recovery. It was a miracle that I came [Read more...]
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