Scot Posted February 27, 2008 Share Posted February 27, 2008 Anyone who visited SNF for about a 26-hour period beginning on Monday night just before midnight (Eastern Time) and extending until about Wednesday at around 2AM saw a MySQL error message. Per usual, the MySQL error message didn't really match the actual problem. The MySQL message implied that we had too many connections. The actual problem was that all our MySQL database files disappeared on the server.First thing on Tuesday AM, I filed a troubled ticket with IX, our webhost. Almost 24 hours later, I still don't have an answer from IX on that trouble ticket. But all the database files reappeared.I don't know at this time if we have lost any posts. I don't know whether we might have been hacked, whether IX was hacked, whether they had a hardware problem, whether there was a mistake made by someone in accidentally deleting our database files, or what. I can only speculate at this time.I could use your help with something. Can you help me verify whether posts have been lost? If we didn't lose any previously-completed posts, then that's a strong indicator of the possible occurrences. If it was an external attack on SNF or IX's servers, then we would likely have lost posts. IX takes daily backups, so we would probably have lost 24 - 48 hours of posts.Feel free to either post any information you have here or send me a private email.Thanks, and sorry for the interruption on the forums.-- Scot Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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