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Google Drive Faces Outage, Users Report [Update] (google.com) 75

Numerous Slashdot readers are reporting that they are facing issues access Google Drive, the productivity suite from the Mountain View-based company. Google's dashboard confirms that Drive is facing outage. Third-party web monitoring tool DownDetector also reports thousands of similar complaints from users. The company said, "Google Drive service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change. Google Drive is not loading files and results in a failures for a subset of users."

Update: 09/07 17:13 GMT: Google says it has resolved the issue.
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Google Drive Faces Outage, Users Report [Update]

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  • Awww (Score:5, Funny)

    by Tablizer ( 95088 ) on Thursday September 07, 2017 @11:18AM (#55153417) Journal

    Google's having a cloudy day; or should I say, non-cloudy?

  • Drive Down (Score:3, Interesting)

    by pdfsmail ( 2423750 ) on Thursday September 07, 2017 @11:20AM (#55153425) Homepage


    Went to google drive and I can see the interface, but not files, just continuously loads. Although I can access files in my Quick Access area.
    Glad I back this up locally! Hopefully I wont lose Gigs of files like the last time I had an issue with them (a couple years ago).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 07, 2017 @11:23AM (#55153449)

    Is that their workforce is not diverse enough.

    • by jellomizer ( 103300 ) on Thursday September 07, 2017 @11:49AM (#55153619)

      That could be the case. Google like to hire a large subset of like minded people.
      Someone with a different set of experience and life lessons, may had seen this problem beforehand and been able to fix it. Vs Google hiring kids who pass the IQ tests and are excited about the new and cool. Who just doesn't realize that there is always a single point of failure that needs to be addressed.

      I know at my work environment which is very diverse, they are many different approaches to problems that allows us to handle things more thoroughly.
      The young guy has fresh new ideas to problems, the older guy has experience to know where the problems are to the ideas, and can point out that this new idea was already tried. The person with more experience with dealing with politics, can determine if the idea will get past management or not. Then there is a person who will document everything.

      • Then there is a person who will document everything.

        Love the punchline!

    • Hhahaha funny enough the only person I know who works for Google, works in the Google Drive division and is female.

      Make of that anecdote what you will :-)

      *Kidding she's a walking genius.

      • Its not male vs female that is at issue. Its conservative vs liberal.

        You hire liberals to innovate, and conservatives to maintain the day to day, If you make the conservatives feel unwelcome, ostracize them, fire them if they speak out, and so on... well... even what little conservatives you have wont be performing at top efficiency even if they wanted to, and they might not want to (they might want to watch it all burn.)
  • by Anonymous Coward

    My files stored locally on my external drive are also not available!

    Just kidding. Store your own damn files on your own damn hardware, fools.

    • Why not do both? Then if your external drive dies, or you are not at home / the office with it, or whatever... you have multiple copies of your data in multiple physical locations. That is how it should be done :)

  • Downdetector status is now news? wow, this place has finally sailed.
  • The problem with great SLAs is that if you really want your data all the time, you have to plan for it and have another copy somewhere that isn't being affected by the bad day that your primary provider is having...no matter how remote the chance. Enterprise IT folks deal with this all the time, balancing need for always-on vs. the cost to make that happen.

    Some outages are worse than others too. Cloud providers can have situations where they'll lose access to small portions of their environment, but when yo

  • by BronsCon ( 927697 ) <social@bronstrup.com> on Thursday September 07, 2017 @12:29PM (#55153873) Journal
    Is this really an outage, or do a bunch of people just owe them 12 cents?
  • Don't worry, it's the music and movie industry looking for torrents to remove
  • by sremick ( 91371 ) on Thursday September 07, 2017 @12:54PM (#55154053)

    Well, looks like people are getting their money's worth for Google Drive.

    Remember: if something is free, you're not the customer... you're the product. Google doesn't give a flying fuck about you and your files beyond their ability to mine them for data that they can monetize by selling your privacy away to the highest bidder. They don't care if you lose data... tomorrow there'll be a 1000 new people to take your place even if you actually follow through with your empty threat to boycott them forever more.

    The "cloud" is a joke. All it is is you storing YOUR files on someone ELSE'S computers... someone else who doesn't have one one-millionth of the vested interest in your files that you do, even if you DO opt for one of the pay cloud services. If your data is important to you, why would you pay a premium for some stranger who couldn't care less about your files to take ownership and responsibility for their care? Either step up and take responsibility for your own shit, or stop whining.

    • Google doesn't give a flying fuck about you and your files beyond their ability to mine them for data that they can monetize by selling your privacy away to the highest bidder.

      Two errors in the above:

      First, Google doesn't data mine Drive files, unless the file in question is marked publicly-accessible by the user.

      Actually, I doubt they mine even public docs for information about the doc owner; my guess that the terms of service include that escape hatch for public docs because they get added to the search index, and so searches may turn them up with ads alongside which would constitute a "marketing or promotional campaign", in the words of the ToS.

      Second, Google doesn't sel

  • I've read TFS and TFA, and I still don't know what a "face outage" is, or how Google drives it.

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."