I would just like to say fantastic job Mike (and team) for all your hard work in restoring the server - it was a huge task and as always you didn't disappoint - everything is restored for us with 0 data loss and 0 email loss either (although emails were of course delayed).
Very well done.
When you've had some sleep I'd very much appreciate a complete summary of the causes for the downtime over the last day and the steps taken to resolve them so I can pass them onto my clients.
MDD have been fantastic over the past year for me....but today this is extreme! Its hurting business
MDD have been brilliant for me also - and several hours of downtime isn't the end of the world as a result of such a big DDOS attack. What's really important is no loss of data and prompt restoration.
For those who complain of a lack of updates I know Mike won't take a break until everything is up and running again - and I would rather he was working on restoring services than constantly posting updates.
As someone who has experience with half a dozen hosts - I am happy in the knowledge that MDD continues to deliver the best service around - and when attacks like this happen (which they inevitably do) - they are promptly resolved.