October 30th, 2004: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 5:19 pm

Well, the database server went down today 🙁 The good news: it wasn’t as bad as the previous database crash. I did not actually lose any records, and everything is intact. The bad news: the fact that mySQL went down is not at all good. Fortunately, I was actually online when it happened, and I was able to rectify the problem immediately. My main server was also thankfully properly configured, that it actually restarted things on its own. The problem is, my scripts were not able to detect it early (I’m not even sure if it will) but even if it did, there is a chance that the database is corrupted already.

In any case, I will try to monitor this more closely, as this is not a good sign. I just hope this actually doesn’t happen again, and while I am asleep or not online! I’ve been asking everyone to cooperate, but not all would like to … and who gets the blame when they lose their points and records? You’re right … ME ME ME! Ok now I’m whining too 🙂