All the times in this report are in AEST.
At around 12:24 a large number of requests started to build up on the web servers hosting au.resdiary.com. An engineer was notified at 12:29, and after an initial investigation, began recycling the web server processes at 12:40 in order to get rid of the backlog. This appeared to reduce the problem, but did not completely solve it. At around 12:49 our engineer tried recycling the web server process again on two of the web servers, after which normal operations were restored.
We are currently investigating ways of protecting our servers from incidents like this, and of improving our resilience in general, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.