Normally we just try to pretend that we never have any server problems…
but today, we had a kernel fall apart in our MySQL database server…that cascaded into a corrupt database that needed to be repaired. We were able to get the webserver back up, but without the database server, there was nothing to serve up correctly…so we went dark instead of serving up garbage.
We were down for about 2.5 hour today (feels like an eternity) and later tonight, we’re going down for 2 hours for a deep repair of our database.
The search engine on the top of our site has been removed as it’s overloading our servers.
A 5th high-end dedicated server is in the process of being acquired and this will be dedicated to the search function.
So far, no data has been lost and we have multiple redundant off-premise secure backups of our systems.
I/we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and know that we are working on re-stabilizing our systems this weekend.