Friday 5 February 2010

Server Problems Update

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:19:25 -0500
Subject: Re: missing user

> Hello Carl,
> two days ago the Oncyclopedia was down and now we're finding out, that
> there are articles missing, and a user: [[Gebruiker:Options]] doesn't
> exist anymore, along with all of his edits.
> Do you know what could have happened?
> greetings,
> D. G. Neree

There were hardware problems on Sunday the 24th; a disc drive was
replaced in one of the servers. All database info was recovered because
every edit is mirrored to a second server using database replication.
Many images uploaded between Jan 19-24 are known to be missing, but I
have no idea why an article, edit or user would be missing.

I've checked backups of the site from both Jan 2010 and Dec 2009 and
find no record of a [[gebruiker:option]] or options on Oncyclopedia.
This is strange?


The long and short of it is, hardware problems, the current MySQL problems may be related to this, it may not be. What I can safely tell you is that Oncyclopedia is also serving the same error message in lingo I don't speak.

All we can be sure of is carl probably has a lot on his plate. :P

1 comment:

  1. I think I gonna send Carl a postcard with "good luck" or something.