In our continuing effort to improve your Second Life experience, we have taken Second Life temporarily offline for maintenance. This may also effect portions of our website. We are working to re-open our doors as quickly as possible and we appreciate your continued patience. For more details and further information on our system status, please visit our official blog at: blog.secondlife.com.
[11:04 AM PDT on 07/31/2007]
Second Life is now accepting logins. One of our central database servers suffered a failure (an unfortunately common theme of late). Our Operations team began a recovery on the server almost immediately and things have returned to normal. As the cause of the failure is still unknown, we will continue to investigate. It is possible that more work, including grid downtime, will be necessary to completely correct the problems. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
[10:35 AM on 07/31/2007]
Logins to Second Life are temporarily disabled at this time to fix several issues. More information will be available as we have it. Thank you.
[10:28 AM on 07/31/2007]
At the present time there are issues when attempting to log into Second Life. The Server Team is currently working on a resolution. More information will be available as we receive it. Thank you for your patience.
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