Friday, July 13, 2007

Database Error and Repair

Friday, July 13, 2007, 2:05 AM Eastern (UTC-4 America/New York): Around 2:05 AM, the database stopped displaying new visitor counts -- but continued to record them -- due to a system error. We are currently working on this problem and will post an update when the repair is complete.

Friday, July 13, 2007, 9:19 PM Eastern (UTC-4 America/New York): We have repaired the database. The MySQL Slave databases that display stats reports on the stats.php page stopped working when the MySQL Master database submitted a duplicate entry error. (This is the first time that such an error has occurred since we launched the new system in May.) We purged the servers and synchronized the master/slave databases to make sure that all new users who signed up today are still in the system.

We also have added a variable to our system that will prevent this error from occurring in the future. For those interested, further reading on this issue is found at

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