How resilient is Stackoverflow to outages? Is there an automatic failover process?
The Stackoverflow websites were down for maintenance for 2 hours yesterday (5pm to 7pm PST on a Saturday).
Here's the only info I have at the moment:
-That blog post (above) mentions they have a backup database server.
-The Stackoverflow podcasts imply they only use one main web server, with no load balancing - which surprised me a bit.