Young Writers Society

Home » Forums » Welcome » Information Desk » Information Desk Archive

Downtime on New Year's Eve

User avatar
416 Reviews

Gender: Male
Points: 11899
Reviews: 416
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:29 pm
Nate says...

Last night, I wrote a blog entry about how the new YWS was stable and so much better than the old YWS because of that. Well, fate has a way of making us humble...

What happened is that I decided last night to upgrade the version of the MySQL database that we're running. The database is exactly what it sounds like; that is, it's where all the data about YWS is stored from posts, to blog entries, and even your profile comments.

However, YWS was running version 5.0 of the database, which will no longer be supported by MySQL as of tomorrow. I don't like running old software as it's dangerous, so I did an unattended upgrade to version 5.1 (the latest) and went to bed. I had a bunch of stuff to do today, so I didn't see Jabberhut's e-mails to me or the posts left on the Facebook wall about the errors until well into the afternoon.

Fortunately, the errors proved relatively easy to fix, but I apologize sincerely for the downtime. It shouldn't have happened, and I definitely should not have run an upgrade unattended.

At any rate, everything is good to go now and the server's software is fully upgraded all across the board. So, hopefully something like this won't happen again anytime soon.
Owner, Founder, Site Administrator

YWS on Facebook:

Got YWS?

User avatar
152 Reviews

Gender: Female
Points: 2634
Reviews: 152
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:41 pm
Mikko says...

when she needs to shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams

User avatar
950 Reviews


Gender: Male
Points: 20501
Reviews: 950
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:22 pm
JabberHut says...


Strangely enough, I find it a relief to hear it wasn't a server crashing again, and thus something you could fix rather than having to wait it out. I'll keep that in mind in case anything does happen again!

Thank you so much though! Good to hear!
I make my own policies.

User avatar
166 Reviews


Gender: Male
Points: 10240
Reviews: 166
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:49 am
Charlie II says...

Oh, Nate -- Happy New Year!
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
-- Woody Allen

User avatar
760 Reviews


Gender: Female
Points: 3573
Reviews: 760
Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:32 am
Lava says...

I love the fireworks art! Happy New Year!
Pretending in words was too tentative, too vulnerable, too embarrassing to let anyone know.
- Ian McEwan in Atonement

kimi: influencing others since GOD KNOWS WHEN.


Overripe sushi, The master Is full of regret.
— Buson