Geni, the online family tree and genealogy site, suffered an unexpected outage over the weekend. The firm said it was down for more than 48 hours over the past weekend, due to an issue with the firm's database software. Geni said that it had an issue with its PostgreSQL database, which it says it is investigating. The company did not lose any data and did restore from backups. Restoring 100 million profiles and all associated data (source documents, images, videos, etc) is a large task, and required roughly 48 hours to complete.
You can read the details in an article by George in the Geni Blog at http://www.geni.com/blog/last-weekends-outage-368211.html.
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