Late last night, around 3:12 EET, DownDetector.com recorded a 30-minute long global outage as a result of several server errors caused by a faulty software update. In addition to the search engine, the outage also affected Gmail, Google Images, and Google Maps.
As reported by Network intelligence company ThousandEyes Inc., two consecutive outages affected at least 1,338 servers across more than 40 countries, including the United States, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, parts of South America, Europe and Asia including China and Japan.
The first outage lasted approximately 34 minutes before a second outage was recorded in a smaller amount of servers. The incident took around seven minutes to resolve.
Those trying to access the website got a series of error messages, including: “Server Error: We’re sorry but it appears that there has been an internal server error while processing your request. Our engineers have been notified and are working to resolve the issue. Please try again later.”
Others received this error message: “The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request, please try again in 30 seconds.”
Google has since become functional again.
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