Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Expect More Downtime

Filed under
Site News

If you are a regular to tuxmachines, you have probably noticed the unusual amount of downtime the past 18 hours. My mysql has crashed several times with no discernable pattern in the error logs. I've known for several weeks that a change in server system was imminent, but was hoping I could hold out until the upcoming release of Debian.

My current system is based on an aging gentoo 2.4.x kernel with devfs install. Upgrading applications has grown increasingly difficult until we reached a crisis a few weeks ago. Long story short, the last update broke several systems and we ended up restoring a backup. Since that time, things have not been running very well and we have suffered occasional crashes of different things. Today mysql is melting down pretty fast and we feel a clean start would be advisable.

Please expect further downtimes over the next few days due to continued mysql and other crashes, a new system install, booting back & forth, configuration, testing, etc. We are in for a rocky weekend.

My most sincerest apologies to all and we ask for your patience as we make this transition.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I got a little worried

Good luck with the server!

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Linux-Ready Hardware and Android Leftovers

Red Hat, Oracle's RHEL Clone, and Fedora

Debian and Derivatives: SnowCamp, Debian Gitlab, Debian/TeX Live, Snap Apps

  • Report from Debian SnowCamp: day 3
    Thanks to Valhalla and other members of LIFO, a bunch of fine Debian folks have convened in Laveno, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, for a nice weekend of relaxing and sprinting on various topics, a SnowCamp.
  • Report from SnowCamp #1
    As Nicolas already reported, a bunch of Debian folk gathered in the North of Italy for a long weekend of work and socialisation.
  • Debian Gitlab (salsa.debian.org) tricks
  • Debian/TeX Live 2017.20180225-1
    To my big surprise, the big rework didn’t create any havoc at all, not one bug report regarding the change. That is good. OTOH, I took some time off due to various surprising (and sometimes disturbing) things that have happened in the last month, so the next release took a bit longer than expected.
  • Ubuntu Software Will Soon Let You Install Beta, Bleeding Edge Snap Apps
    No, not TV channels, or the sort the that ferries goods between countries, but development channels, e.g, beta, bleeding edge, stable, etc. Snap developers are able to distribute different versions of their app over “channels”, and have for almost as long as Snappy has been around in fact.