An hour and a half ago we have received an email from our hosting provider stating that they were going out of business effective immediately and urging to pull the data off their servers. Half an hour ago, the server went offline before we could finish pulling the data. Wow. We're not going to talk professional ethics here, but seriously... wow.
Let's have a little minute of silence to mourn all of the Minecraft servers that were killed by this (if you were hosted with Daddycheese or ShardHost - our condolences to you).
Now, what happens to us? Well, as you may remember, we had a long history with crappy hosting providers so we knew better than that... and had a backup elsewhere. So we're going to pull through and survive, although it was a pretty close call losing the entire server like this. :P
We're busy working on a replacement server - stay tuned. And always remember to have a backup!
UPD: we got our hands on the replacement server. Currently importing the Hawkeye database and it's taking a while. Expecting to have the whole thing running again tomorrow morning (UTC).
UPD2: we are back up and running on a new server! The server state has been rollback'd to 4:38 AM UTC Nov 12th.
Stym & the team