... So ... that happened. [Cue uncomfortable foot shuffling]
We carried out a RAM upgrade to our main database server last night, but it went a little bit wrong. While the RAM itself is fine (and always appreciated), there were a few knock-on effects that were none too pleasant. Soon after the upgrade we went down again during last night's peak time.
As for today ... we've seen it all - corrupted database tables, diskspace issues, monumentally slow rebuilds, cats and dogs living together. Stuart's computer even went out and crashed in sympathy for our database.
We're back! Hopefully you all haven't missed us too much. :)
Huge thanks to the kind folks at Rackspace for helping us out - we heart you guys very very much (especially the snappy dressers among you ;))