Update: Recovered now. A dizzying array of backup mechanisms will be put into place ... tomorrow.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
MySQL database problems, work in progress
The MySQL database has been showing errors for the past few days. The error.log suggests this indicates a corrupt table, and to dump the data and restore from fresh. David is currently trying to get a good dump, per this manual page which is only slightly more than a little trepidatious. In the meantime, the wiki is down to avoid making the problem worse. If all else fails we have a VM snapshot from this morning (though that still has the corruption problem and will need recovery). Live updates on the RationalWiki Twitter.