- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 4:28 am #1559528
It seems Gmail is completely down. Is anyone able to login?
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 4:38 am #1559531
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 4:42 am #1559533
I have an account down, another one is still running. But there is a global problem random about Google services down.
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 4:44 am #1559534
More info available on Google Dashboard: https://www.google.com/appsstatus
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 4:49 am #1559535
My accounts all came back now. But the dashboard is still red. Amazing that this happens to Google.
Scary when you try to login and Google claims your account does not exist.
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 7:57 am #1559537StevenParticipantMember Points: 1,114Rank: 3
It happened to Microsoft and ISP worldwide not long ago as well.
I believe the expectation are unrealistic regarding availability.
- Mon, Dec 14 2020 at 8:05 am #1559538
- Tue, Dec 15 2020 at 11:43 am #1559578
Someone in Google has changed something in the quota management…
Outage caused by a bug in storage quota system
According to a tweet and a Google status report, the outage was caused by the company’s automated quota management system reducing the amount of storage available to Google’s authentication system.
“Today, at 3.47AM PT Google experienced an authentication system outage for approximately 45 minutes due to an internal storage quota issue. This was resolved at 4:32AM PT, and all services are now restored,” Google stated in a tweet from their Google Cloud account.
- Tue, Dec 15 2020 at 11:50 am #1559579
That explains why Google claimed that my account does not exist. A large company like Google should have a monitoring system that notices when a storage system runs low on space.
- Wed, Dec 16 2020 at 6:11 am #1559608
Google worships automation. My guess is that the Google engineers were so convinced of their automated quota management system that they neglected monitoring. I mean it is easy to confuse quota automation with storage space monitoring. In the latter case you need humans who receive alerts when unusual storage consumptions occur. Google tries to get rid of human workers as much as possible. It is hard to explain how an human admin could have missed that such an important system will run out of storage.
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