re: It appears that we are all good now Steven, thanks for the quick response. Is there anything that I should do if this happens again? I am now migrating my sites to the Google Cloud, could that be part of the issue?
Good to hear this is resolved. I believe the issue stems from an upgrade to the licensing software (third party software) on my side. The update was quite substantial and they must have changed they way validation is handled. I basically told the software that your license was unlimited again, even though it already was.
If it happens again, just contact me… hopefully it does not happen again!
re: from what you know about the Google Cloud server, would you consider that a server that could handle the maximum capacity that the Connections directory could handle, say 20,000 or so entries?
Actually I do not know anything about the Google Cloud servers… I would expect even a mid-priced standard web host to easily handle 20K entries. That said, I would imagine a Google Cloud server instance, properly configured and scaled should be able to handle way more than that. Not sure how much of an answer that is, but I hope that helps!