Database down due to filer problems

Saturday, July 14, 2007 am31 10:40 am

An issue has arisen in the wake of this morning’s server move: “Seems we hit a slight bump with the move last night. Users on a particular filer currently can’t see their sites or their users due to this. We are in the process of fixing this right now.”

As a result, my web sites are available, but my Movable Type database is inaccessible: I can’t post new entries at this time. This is probably quite temporary so no big deal. Though there is one potential issue arising from this move that may complicate my Movable Type-powered blogs — I won’t know, however, until the database is back online. (Good thing I made backups last night.)

Update, 1:37 PM: DreamHost is reporting the issue resolved but I still can’t access the database.

Update, 1:46 PM: The database is back and functioning normally.


Scheduled outage due to server move

Monday, July 9, 2007 pm31 6:57 pm

DreamHost is moving my server to its other datacenter on Friday evening local time, beginning at 11 PM PDT (2 AM EDT Saturday morning). The move will take my sites and e-mail temporarily offline: “All webservers, mail servers, file servers, and MySQL servers […] will be unreachable during the move, which we expect to take approximately 5 hours.”

The impact on my North American readers will be minimal, since this is taking place overnight, but my European friends will not be able to reach my sites Saturday morning.

Update, 7/14 at 7:00 AM: The move is now under way; my sites are not available.

Update, 7:15 AM: And we’re back.