mods pls forwad this to I.T.

server overload ???
pull the plug and start again, find a way to get e.l. software on a invite to Queue basis
cold start may just work for you but means we customers will have to also start over which is no big deal …
or rent some more servers and allocate the mirrors to regions . ie n america. europe. asia etc

Horrizontal scaling and mirrored servers don’t work, if your underling architecture isn’t fit for it…

Steinberg Management: “Hey everyone, stop work - we have an important message that you should all read”.
Team: “Is that the ‘mods pls forwad’ email, boss? We’ll get right on it.”