Intermittent problems

Monday, February 26, 2007 am28 10:04 am

DreamHost seems to be having trouble cleaning up after yesterday’s planned outage; my sites have been down periodically — usually for only minutes at a time — since then. Hopefully things will stabilize shortly.

Planned outage on Sunday

Thursday, February 22, 2007 pm28 11:09 pm

A planned power outage for emergency maintenance purposes will render all sites and e-mail unavailable for several hours early Sunday morning or thereabouts.

Update, 2/25 at 9:48 AM: My sites were unavailable until 9:30 AM EST this morning — about 2½ hours later than expected, due to a core router issue.

All sites down

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 pm31 8:30 pm

My server has apparently gone blooey sometime within the last half hour or so: at the moment, none of my web sites is currently reachable. I’ve contacted DreamHost about it; let’s see how long they take to fix it.

Update, 9:13 PM: Everything just came back online. The server had some NFS issues, and then didn’t want to reboot, but the technician power-cycled it and now everything appears to be back to normal. Total downtime was a bit more than an hour.

Server move next week; brief outage

Thursday, January 4, 2007 pm31 5:01 pm

There will be a brief outage late Monday night/early Tuesday morning as my server is moved to a new datacenter. The outage is expected to last about 20 minutes and will take place some time after 10 PM PST (1 AM EST). If all goes well, you’ll barely notice.

FRN down due to MySQL outage

Monday, November 20, 2006 pm30 12:28 pm

Once again, DreamHost MySQL server amber is experiencing an outage, which means, unfortunately, so is FRN. This is the fourth major outage of amber in the last month (1, 2, 3); I’ve asked for an explanation.

Update, 1:25 PM: Seem to be back now; downtime was about an hour and twenty minutes.

Yet another database outage

Thursday, November 9, 2006 pm30 1:11 pm

MySQL server amber is down again; see previous entries for impact and background (1, 2).

Update, 1:40 PM: The sites started coming back a while ago, and DreamHost signalled the all clear about 10 minutes ago. Total reported downtime just over two hours, though actual site inaccessibility was less than that.

More issues with amber

Monday, November 6, 2006 am30 10:50 am

As before, sites using “amber” as their MySQL server — notably, FRN and Ontario Herpers — are unreachable at the moment: “amber” does not seem to be down, but the pages are simply hanging forever when trying to load them.

Update, 10:43 AM: The outage is reported resolved, and FRN (at least) is back online. Total downtime, about an hour.