Our Server Crashed! | Jupiter@Nite | 8.17.10

Our Server Crashed! | Jupiter@Nite | 8.17.10

Last night right as we were wrapping Jupiter@Nite the jupiterbroadcasting.com server suddenly went off-line. The folks watching the live stream did not even notice, as long as they did not refresh their web browser. But what followed was an all-hands-on-deck effort to get services restored as quickly as possible. But as the hours ticked by, we started to panic – what if the site’s data was lost?

Tonight’s episode will cover our story, and give you tips to protect your self from data loss, security compromises, and human error!

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Tonight’s Show Notes & Download Below:

Florida State College at Jacksonville latest to experience data loss

  • 30,000 students at the various schools effected
  • Software upgrade conducted between May 29 and June 2 made the data available, according to the news provider.
  • A student reported the breach after finding personal information in Google search results.
  • Pennsylvania State University has experienced three separate data breaches since December.

Thousands of Evernote users affected by data loss

  • 6,000 of its users worldwide.
  • For four days user data was simply being overwritten due to one of these systems not having a working failure routine.
  • Only those who worked directly on their site lost data, application users data simply re-sync’ed after the outage was resolved.



  • Backs up your social site accounts and data, like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket etc.
  • Can backup Gmail / Hotmail
  • Google Docs / Google Calendar / Zoho Office
  • WordPress / Basecamp & more

Gotchas in our use:

  • The WordPress backup (in beta) did not correctly get our WordPress files. But did get our SQL database.. The real money maker 🙂


  • Windows, Mac & Linux support
  • Free to sync to another CrashPlan computer
  • Can perform a local backup, and the off-site backup to their service
  • Free for personal use (some limits, see site for deets)


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