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From a site stability and service outage perspective, it's been Twitter's worst month since last October.
What's the problem?
Last Friday, we detailed on our Engineering blog that this is going to be a rocky few weeks. We're working through tweaks to our system in order to provide greater stability at a time when we're facing record traffic. We have long-term solutions that we are working towards, but in the meantime, we are making real-time adjustments so that we can grow our capacity and avoid outages during the World Cup.
As we go through this process, we have uncovered unexpected deeper issues and have even caused inadvertent downtime as a result of our attempts to make changes. Ultimately, the changes that we are making now will make Twitter much more reliable in the future. However, we certainly are not happy about the disruptions that we have faced and even caused this week and understand how they negatively impact our users.
However, we certainly are not happy about the disruptions that we have faced and even caused this week and understand how they negatively impact our users.
Twitter Says Stability Should Improve.
2010-07-02 Investigating Elevated Error Rates 59 minutes ago
We’ve received reports of elevated error rates for users; we’re currently investigating.
Update (9:47 AM PST, 16:47 UTC): This is unplanned downtime. Infrastructure and operations engineers are working to fully restore Twitter. Expect more updates soon.
Update (9:55 AM PST, 16:55 UTC): We are now recovering from a period of high unavailability.