12 Mar 2011 - Münster (by Dominik)

occasional uptime issues

We're currently suffering from occasional uptime issues which are caused by a MySQL bug (#55284, #55543) triggered in certain and causing short downtimes for our service. Luckily we've now implemented an automatic recovery process which is launched in these situations to bring the service back online quickly whenever this problem occurs.

As far as we know this bug was fixed in MySQL 5.1.56 (which was released on March 7th) and MySQL 5.5.10 (which is not yet released).

We're in close contact with the product manager and his team at Amazon RDS and have high hopes for a quick roll-out of the fixed MySQL versions which will permanently resolve our current occasional uptime issues.

We'll add a free month of usage to your fruux pro accounts as a little compensation for the current problems once the issue is resolved.

About Dominik

Dominik started fruux back in 2007. He's a lawyer that writes code and has Amazon subscriptions for stuff that normal people buy in the supermarket. Follow him on Twitter or contact him via e-mail.

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