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  • Saurik Comments on Cydia Outage and Ongoing Recovery Efforts


    On Friday, Jay Freeman (aka Saurik) posted a crimson enclosed notice on the front page of Cydia acknowledging an unfortunate problem plaguing no shortage of prominent digital domains. Reddit, Quora, FourSquare, Hootsuite, the New York Times, ProPublica and, yes, Cydia - not to mention about five dozen other sites - are enduring a significant outage that is, for obvious reasons, raising some serious questions about the reliability of Amazon Web Services and all things cloud-related.

    On Thursday, Freeman posted an update on Twitter regarding the widespread dilemma. "Amazon EC2 (which does host the primary Cydia website, purchasing, etc.) is currently experiencing severe issues: nothing I can do but wait," he tweeted. Tonight, Cydia has been updated with the following message:

    Amazon EC2, which hosts Cydia's internal website, has been having extreme issues for - 40 hours. This outage affects the ability to purchase paid products, the Theme Center, and Manage Account. I (saurik) have been sleeping in hour-and-a-half shifts since this outage began in order to keep a dialog open with Amazon "Premium Support" regarding this issue. Recently, enough access was recovered in order for me to modify the home page to add this message.

    Unfortunately, Amazon's status and ETAs have been confusingly vague and highly optimistic throughout the experience, causing me to be unable to make good decisions about disaster recovery choices. At this time, the latest news from Amazon AWS (as of two hours ago) was "that this will take 3-4 hours until full access is restored." Meanwhile, Premium Support has asked engineering to prioritize recovering Cydia's infrastructure. (For those interested in this sort of thing: this is the same Amazon EC2 outage that has been affecting other sites like reddit and foursquare.)
    According to CNN Money in their ongoing coverage of this digital disaster, Amazon "touts the way it links together many different data centers to protect customers from isolated failures." In fact, it promises to keep customers' sites up and running 99.95% of the year, "or it will shave 10% off customers' monthly bills."

    We'll keep you posted on the Cydia outage and the ongoing repair and recovery efforts.

    Source: Saurik, Cydia, CNN Money
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Saurik Comments on Cydia Outage and Ongoing Recovery Efforts started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 137 Comments
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      So I have to purchase your app to see if what you say is true?
      I smell spam!
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      So I have to purchase your app to see if what you say is true?
      I smell spam!
      Not to defend the spammer but the app is free on app store. You basically scan stuff at your local supercenter and you get points. The app gives you items based on what the store is. Kinda like those school fundraisers you sell $500 worth of stuff for a $15 reward. But all in all what he did was spam..... SPAMMER lol
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Stay on topic please lol
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      I didn't say first... And that's the point of the name, I'm a total nerd/not cool @ my school it's a joke... I was adding that for the lawlz...
      +100 Ha Cole..
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      "Digital Disaster" is right. I've never heard of such a prominent service going down for so long. What they heck went wrong??
    1. ifones's Avatar
      ifones -
      I hope intelliborn won't ask me to buy tlert again now that this crash is keeping it from working. Why is alert dependent on the amazon server?
    1. urwack's Avatar
      urwack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ifones View Post
      I hope intelliborn won't ask me to buy tlert again now that this crash is keeping it from working. Why is alert dependent on the amazon server?
      I used Tlert earlier toinght and didn't have a problem not sure if this was before the outage or not. I also used Paypal to buy it as well not sure if that makes a difference.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n80r View Post
      so this is why cydia's shsh is gone?
      Its gone? Good thing I use SHSHit.
    1. chevymusclecar's Avatar
      chevymusclecar -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      Its gone? Good thing I use SHSHit.
      +1


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. Jastra's Avatar
      Jastra -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      I had already purchased Barrel but there is an upgrade that I cannot access for it so this posts confirms what's going on


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Yeah I have several paid tweaks/apps that won't update due to this outage.
    1. TävoS.'s Avatar
      TävoS. -
      Dude this sucks, looking on everyone's comment, I was upgrading my iPod to 4.3.2 just in the moment the server goes down, thats why I couldnt download the theme A 266 Collection from BigBoss source.

      Now I have a JB iPod Touch with no Cydia at all, couldn't save my SHSH.

      I still have some backups from iTunes that, in my opinion, could gave me all the things I have from that moment, including some stuffs from Cydia.

      anyone knows if I put that backup on my iPod will I get, at least, a working Cydia? because it crashes a lot for me now.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Sounds like Apple is taking an alternative route to combat jailbreaking. O.o

      This service has been working fine for YEARS now. Why all of a sudden did it take a steamy dump?

      The second jailbreaking is no more.....bye bye iPhone.
    1. drewstone's Avatar
      drewstone -
      i think they have a few laid-off air traffic controllers manning the Amazon site in Northern Virginia and those bastards fell asleep...again!! haha
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Yeah I can't Update Folder Enhancer.Every time I try to it tells me that it's Unable to Reach the Host..which just BUGS me cause I hate seeing that Changes notifications thing.I hope they fix it with-in a certain amount of Time.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      The second jailbreaking is no more.....bye bye iPhone.[/QUOTE]
      Sorry, No but Android OS requires nearly a 300 page manual to comprehend. iPhone is easier to use.
    1. thacarta1's Avatar
      thacarta1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Megaorange View Post
      Little late. and Why did I decide to upgrade to 4.3.2 last night
      Me too bro, but i had to restore! Some of the repos are still up though!
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Being lazy kicked saurik in the ***. I am surprised he even changed the home page. Maybe he should update some of the apps. There are so many that don't work or are not compatible that I paid for and you cant even complain because paypal wont do anything about it since its software. I wouldn't be surprised if he didnt have backups of the data or the blobs if amazon cant get it back. It seems he just does enough to get by with cydia.
    1. drewstone's Avatar
      drewstone -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonathan1683 View Post
      Being lazy kicked saurik in the ***. I am surprised he even changed the home page. Maybe he should update some of the apps. There are so many that don't work or are not compatible that I paid for and you cant even complain because paypal wont do anything about it since its software. I wouldn't be surprised if he didnt have backups of the data or the blobs if amazon cant get it back. It seems he just does enough to get by with cydia.
      Do you not realize it's Amazon's servers that he uses and there is nothing Saurik can do about it, or are you just understanding the problem?
    1. jonathan1683's Avatar
      jonathan1683 -
      Quote Originally Posted by drewstone View Post
      Do you not realize it's Amazon's servers that he uses and there is nothing Saurik can do about it, or are you just understanding the problem?
      The problem is he does not have a back up that can be used. Who with this much people relying on him do not have a back up server that can be ran while this is being repaired? He also acquired rock so now there is no alternative to use the service while his is down.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by jonathan1683 View Post
      The problem is he does not have a back up that can be used. Who with this much people relying on him do not have a back up server that can be ran while this is being repaired? He also acquired rock so now there is no alternative to use the service while his is down.
      The answer is Saurik. Everybody makes mistakes. We aren't all perfect ya know. Im positive he never wanted this to happen. Damns you guys get pissed when he doesn't have control over it. Grow up. It should be fixed soon