If you’re an Instapaper user, you likely noticed the popular bookmarking service was unavailable for around 31 hours or so. The good news is the service is up and running again. The bad news is you’ll only have access to the last six weeks of your saved articles.
… In the interest of coming back up as soon as possible, this instance only has the last six weeks of articles. For now, anything you’ve saved since December 20, 2016 is accessible.
We’re working on getting the rest of your articles restored, but wanted to give you access to your most recently saved articles in the meantime. Again, there hasn’t been any data loss. The full database exports are taking much longer than anticipated.
We’re aiming to get the full archives available by next Friday, February 17 at the latest. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the interim.
T’was the System Limits
The reason behind the outage was a system limit for its hosted database was hit, so that prevented new articles from being saved by Instapaper users. The company wants to reassure its users that there hasn’t been any data loss, saying that “anything you’ve already saved to Instapaper is safe.”
We assure you we haven’t lost any data. While you may not have been able to save articles during the outage, anything you’ve already saved to Instapaper is safe. We appreciate your patience while we work diligently to get it resolved.
Now that the service is back up, if you’re interested in giving it a try, grab the free Instapaper app for iOS on the App Store. [GET IT HERE]