Facebook says upkeep error brought on Monday’s 6-hour outage


Oct 5 (Reuters) – Facebook(FB.O) mentioned on Tuesday that routine upkeep on the corporate’s community stitching collectively its information facilities triggered the collapse of its international system for greater than six hours on Monday, blocking entry for billions of users.

In a blog post, Facebook defined its engineers issued a command that unintentionally took down all of the connections in its community, “effectively disconnecting Facebook data centers globally.”

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The outage lower off entry to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally.

It additionally brought on staff to lose entry to inner instruments, together with these utilized by Facebook staff to right such points, the corporate mentioned.

Facebook added that its program audit device had a bug, and did not cease the command that brought on the outage.

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Reporting by Sheila Dang
Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

Facebook logo and stock graph are displayed through broken glass in this illustration taken October 4, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration