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Posted by Mike at 2007-12-04 10:17:37 PM (7 comments) | Permalink
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Well, I did say "expected" outages and "forseeable" future...

InnoDB decided to take a dump on itself earlier tonight, so I had to recover the entire database from a backup. Fortunately we have a replica set up for exactly this situation, so we didn't lose anything. Sucks being down for 3 hours but it could have been much, much worse.

Archives are still restoring; that should be done by midnight. Til then, any links older than 60 days probably won't work.
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2007-12-05 12:46:51 AM  
I like that the original announcement said

"unplanned database crash"

the obvious question has to do with the planned database crashes .....


of course, you just might want to hold on to those older systems you are thinking of selling off.
2007-12-05 1:51:45 AM  
Nah. It wasn't a hardware problem.
2007-12-05 1:55:28 AM  
have you blamed the gnomes yet?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2007-12-05 4:06:50 AM  
Nah. It wasn't a hardware problem.

Funny that it happened after a hardware upgrade. Fark had a massive failure with data loss a few years back due to hardware weirdness (motherboard not getting along with SCSI controller?).
2007-12-05 2:35:34 PM  
So... does this mean we can blame Drew for spilling beer on the database again?
2007-12-05 8:28:49 PM  
Yeah, after a hardware upgrade, but this particular one was me fat-fingering something when I was in a hurry.

There are some weird random glitches with tables saying they're corrupt when they shouldn't be -- causes the db to die for about 30 seconds and come right back. That might be hardware and I'll look at that overnight. But last night's problem was all me. :p

The problem a few years back ended up being a motherboard chipset bug. Specifically, some PCI-X cards don't work reliably at 66 mhz on the AMD760 chipset. 33 mhz is fine. It took forever to find because a) hardware was 600 miles away at the time (it's now 80 miles away) and b) wtf, chipset bug?
2007-12-06 1:52:57 AM  
It went for a minute there, again
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