Back online

Christ on a crutch, was that ever a bad server update. The long story short is that uninstalling MS SQL Server 2005 (32-bit) and installing 64-bit versions over it is nearly impossible, requiring a dozens hand edits of the registry and all sorts of phantom processes.

What was supposed to take 20 minutes took over two hours, but we're back online and running. Uptime should be steady and constant after today, going forward thanks to all the tweaks, patches, backups, and monitoring we've setup.