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Roblox is back online after three days of Halloween outage


Roblox, the gaming platform that is immensely popular amongst young players, said on Twitter Sunday evening that it is back online worldwide.

Roblox is back online everywhere! Thank you for your continued patience as we get back to normal.
— Roblox (@Roblox) October 31, 2021

The recovery came after an outage that lasted three days, a somewhat rare streak of blackout for a tech firm of Roblox’s colossal size. The company said earlier that the cause was an “internal system issue.”
“A core system in our infrastructure became overwhelmed, prompted by a subtle bug in our backend service communications while under heavy load,” David Baszucki, Roblox’s founder and CEO explained in a post after operations were restored.
“This was not due to any peak in external traffic or any particular experience. Rather the failure was caused by the growth in the number of servers in our datacenters. The result was that most services at Roblox were unable to effectively communicate and deploy.”
Recovery “took longer” than expected due to “difficulty in diagnosing the actual bug,” Baszucki said.
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