August 20, 2011

Very Unplanned Downtime

I was supposed to be in a conference session on hosting Python web applications right about now, but we had a drive failure, which caused a server reboot, which caused a lengthy filesystem check, and when that was done we tripped over a network configuration problem (unnoticed previously since the server hadn't been rebooted in nearly 18 months) and then found that some MySQL tables had been corrupted by the crash and needed to be repaired.

Oh, and the shared filesystem for user uploads was offline too, which made the blogs look a little spartan for a while.

Which has all been fixed now, so I hope to make some of the later conference sessions.

Sorry about the downtime folks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Update: Turns out that the root cause was a power failure at our hosting company.  That triggered the drive failure and reboot the server and lead to an unpleasant morning here at mee.nu HQ.

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