Back Up and Running

Posted by Brian Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:58:11 GMT

The site is finally back up and running. I have had downtime before, but it was usually my fault. Not this time. On Sunday Bluehost upgraded MySQL on my shared hosting box from 5.0.85 to 5.1.42 (kudos to Bluehost chat support for quickly getting this information). This resulted in some short downtime, but everything should have come back up normally afterwards. Unfortunately the upgrade changed some paths that the MySQL 2.8 gem relies on. It took me about six hours of work over several days before I finally got the magical error message that Google was able to help me with. I love StackOverflow. Bascially, downgrading the MySQL gem to 2.7 fixed the problem. There is an issue on 64-bit machines with the 2.8 version of the gem that the MySQL upgrade exposed.

On the plus side I upgraded the blog to Typo 5.4.1 from 5.0.2 during the downtime. You should see some speed improvements on the site as a result.


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