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LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 15, 2020
We recently addressed issues affecting Notifications, Uploads and Downloads. We would like to take the opportunity to further explain these issues and the steps we have taken to keep them from happening in the future.
Between 1:07 AM and 5:10 PM PDT on 9/12/2020, some users may have experienced difficulties while working in Box. During this time, the async-job processing pipeline was degraded. The issue occurred due to a combination of a latent bug causing a growing payload size, non-optimized configuration and a network glitch. We were able to resolve the issue starting on 9/12 by fixing the bug, optimizing the configuration and isolating the affected network link. In addition, we are working on enhancing our capability for handling thundering herd problems and taking steps to improve runbook and other processes in order to prevent similar issues from occurring in the future.
We are continuously working to improve Box and want to make sure we are delivering the best product and user experience we can. We hope we have provided some clarity here and we would be happy to answer any questions you may still have regarding this matter.