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Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 2:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey all. I got the following message from John in my 23andaMe inbox this morning, asking that I share it here:

"In the past few days, we've had problems with both the genealogy and DNA servers. I'm not sure if this is related to the recent surge in uploads, or just bad luck, or whatever...

"As a precaution, I've taken the site down until I have time to visit the server site and do a thorough analysis of the problem. My time is very limited, so I'm not sure exactly when I'll be able to do this. It appers that it will be at least a couple of days. GEDmatch is a volunteer operation, and sometimes life's other priorities get in the way of the "fun" stuff.

"I'll try to pass along more information as it becomes available. Thanks."

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you! Good to know what's going on. Now we don't have to visit the site fifty times a day in the hope that it's up again. :-)

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 10:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
In Darth Vader voice: "NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 10:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for posting this update. Matt

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 12:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Shari,

Has John ever mentioned who they use to host? I have a theory based on a few other crashes I've seen that it may only be a coincidence that the crash occurred with the Ancestry uploads.

Matt

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 7:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Matt, no idea. I've only traded a few emails with John (when my gedcom was spitting up and he patiently kept troubleshooting with me) and thus was surprised to be given the honor of bearing his message to the eager masses here.

(To be filed under " You know you're spending too much time blathering on DNA forums when...")

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 12:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
I still find myself checking the site a few times a day.

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
hey 'cuz' :P

did you get a chance to play with ours together before he took the site down?

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 5:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
You and me both. I think I may have a problem.... :)

Re: Message from John Olson about GEDmatch's status

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 7:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yep...I think I check it at least 5 times a day now.
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