Thanks to all those that called (and tried to email) over the last 24 hours.
Our server crashed.....It wasn't a software crash...but hardware. The Hard Drive physically failed.
Competition over the last few years in HardDrives forced the manufacturers to build hard drives with greater capacity, higher speeds and .... less cost.
As a result, quality ends up taking the brunt of the pressure...so every now and then, a machine has a lemon hard drive. ....aaaa... that was us yesterday.
(Yes we backed up....but we needed to reconfigure everything...its a server).
I am not an actuator or statistitian, but I would say the odds of it happening again to us is very very low.
Sorry for the downtime....but we're back up and running within a day....(It's not like we were down all summer or anything like that
See you guys next week....in Paris!