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[This message is being sent to members of the mysql-users-ovid mailing
list because you asked to be notified about service impacts regarding
your MySQL server.]
If you are receiving multiple messages regarding your MySQL server
rebooting, please read the instructions at the bottom of this email.
Restart Date: Approximately 1:30pm, Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Reason: System unresponsive.
Details: The web development server ovid.u.washington.edu, which is
attached to homer.u.washington.edu, was rebooted to fix an unresponsive
system. This will impact any staff, faculty, departmental, or
course Web sites that rely on a MySQL server. Sites based on WordPress,
MediaWiki, Drupal, and similar systems will be unable to function
properly until the your MySQL server comes back online.
Action may be required
If your MySQL server has a cron job set up to automatically restart
your server, then no action is necessary; your MySQL server should be
back online. More information about setting up a cron job to handle this
task can be found at this website:
If you do not have a cron job set up, or need to start your MySQL
server manually, then you will want to refer to these instructions on
how to bring your MySQL server back online:
If you are receiving Multiple mysql.starter emails
Some users are reporting that they are receiving emails every five
or fifteen minutes notifying them that their MySQL server was
restarted. Despite the fact that the MySQL server appears to be online,
it is not reporting its operational status properly and the
mysql.starter script is attempting to reboot it.
To fix this issue, please follow these steps:
1) Manually kill your currently running MySQL server. Step one of
“resetting your password” explains how to do this:
2) Start your MySQL server using this command:
3) If these reboot messages stop, then you have
fixed the issue. If they continue, please contact us using the
UW Information Technology Customer Services
help at uw.edu