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Google Explains Blogger Outage

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 05/13/11 03:35 PM ET Updated: 07/13/11 06:12 AM ET

After nearly 24 hours of downtime, Google's blogging platform Blogger is almost back to normal.

For much of Thursday and part of Friday, Blogger sites were in read-only mode because of maintenance issues. Content created between Wednesday and Thursday was removed during the outage, but Blogger says it will be back up soon.

Just before 1:30 p.m., Blogger Tech Manager Eddie Kessler announced that users could once again sign in to their blogs. Kessler also offered an apology and explanation for the blackout.

Wrote Kessler,

[D]uring scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger's behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that's why you haven't been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we're in the progress of restoring.

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