Woah! sparxMind Completely Died!



photo.matthew_leskoIf you tried to access this amazing blog any time between about 8:30am and.. now – you probably didn't see much of anything. Maybe a blank screen. Maybe a browser error page. Maybe the letter "x", which I was using as a breakpoint to figure out where and in which script wordpress was broken.

Absolutely frustrating.

It looks like, somehow, the database that houses all the data for this blog got corrupted. I'm not even sure what in the database wordpress was choking on, since it all looked fine when I looked over it. But rolling back to a backup from this morning fixed everything. Almost 12 hours later. Jeez.

I'd like to thank the fine tech support folks at Dreamhost for putting up with me while I tried to figure out WTF was going wrong.



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5 Comments »

  1. spudart (890 comments) said,

    Did you try a MySQL "repair" of the database? Moose's DB went down a few times, and this fixed it right away. Wish I thought of asking you this this morning, but I'm sure you tried that.

    July 28, 2009 @ 8:56 pm


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    The database wasn't "corrupt" in that sense.
    Wordpress just didn't like something that was in it.
    I have to keep a close eye on it now.

    July 28, 2009 @ 8:58 pm


  3. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Ha. So… it all broke again!
    It's like a friggin timebomb!

    But spudart's suggestion worked. I had forgotten that that function even existed, and wrote it off earlier since it isn't how I fixed it.. but.. yay spudart!

    July 28, 2009 @ 10:54 pm


  4. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Ugh. Now I have to keep checking to make sure it doesn't die again.

    Did I mention that I've been sick all day. Nauseous. And this is not helping!

    July 28, 2009 @ 11:13 pm


  5. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    destroy! destroy! destroy!

    November 3, 2010 @ 3:04 pm


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