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« on: September 16, 2006, 06:07 »
For those uploading or have photos at AreaImage, I guess the site just bit the dust. I saw this a while ago when I visited the site.


Hi All,

Unfortunately this afternoon, at 17:00 BST 15th September we experienced critical server failures at our ISP's end, resulting in large data loss affecting all images online

Unfortunately this will effectively halt Areaimage for an indefinite amount of time, meaning no further images will be uploaded or downloaded.

All of our members are entitled to a full refund for all money deposited to Areaimage, also so are members with account balances over $35 at the time of the failure.

We are currently working on a solution to provide these refunds, please check back on the 22nd September for details regarding this.

Thank you all for your custom
The Areaimage Team

« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 06:51 »
Doesn't sound like they had much of a disaster recovery plan.

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 07:01 »
Doesn't sound like they had much of a disaster recovery plan.

Somehow I don't think that a disaster recovery plan would work. To me it sounds like a graceful way of saying goodbye and thank you. If it was a real disaster (hardware failure) and they still have the intention to go back online again, they wouldn;t have used the term "indefinitely" in their message. They could say "sorry we lost all your images, lessons learned, we will continue with the business, please upload again". Well, in my opinion that is.

« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 07:12 »
yep.. looks like another bites the dust.. but just like a pruned plant, I am sure 3 more sites will try to take it's place


« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006, 18:20 »
after all that uploading and a total of 4 buck earnings. makes a person skeptical to who he uploads too.

« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2006, 21:42 »
Again, like in TotallyPhotos, what happens to our images?  Of course it's hard to believe they truly lost all the data. 




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