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For DBAs: "Think of backup strategies as restore strategies"

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Tech

database administratorAndrew Pruski is an SQL Server DBA currently working for Ding in Dublin, Ireland. He’s previously worked for Occam-DM Ltd and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in England. He’s benefitted immensely from the online DBA community, and his blog is an attempt to give something in return.

Aside from the SQL Server, he’s keen on running and playing rugby. He can also play the guitar (badly, but it doesn’t stop him).

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Facebook suffers global outage

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Websitepulse in Monitoring, Industry News, Tech

Facebook error message

facebook.com went down for aboutt 15 minutes between 4:00 and 4:15 AM EST. Users trying to connect to the site were seeing an error message "Sorry, something went wrong".  The issue has been confirmed by multiple locations around the world and as far as we can tell all Facebook users were affected.

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Websitepulse's 2014 Mother's Day Performance and Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

2014 Mother's Day online gift shops performance and uptime report

According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, the total spent for Mother’s Day this year reached $20 billion.

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Websitepulse 2014 Tax Performance & Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Monitoring

2014 tax return websites downtime and response time

Tax return season is over and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that millions of dollars in fraud were filed this year.

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Test Your Server Against the Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by Websitepulse in Tools, Tech

Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerabilityA major vulnerability in OpenSSL software was announced late yesterday, impacting all servers having the Heartbeat TLS extension enabled with OpenSSL versions states above.

The "heartbleed" vulnerability, has been already recorded as CVE-2014-0160. Further details can be found at heartbleed.com and www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt.

The bug has already scared a lot of system administrators and site owners, and the one that we've done on WebSitePulse was to release a test against this vulnerability.

So, if you want to check whether your secure server is affected or not, please visit: www.websitepulse.com/heartbeat.php

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