This morning I upgraded MySQL on the server, unfortunately during the process some tables belonging to this site and a couple of others on the server became corrupt. After many attempts to repair the corrupt tables I eventually gave in and resorted to restoring form yesterday's backup. The good news is the site is back up. The bad news is we lost close to a day of topics, replies and registrations. I'd like to apologize to everyone, especially anyone who posted a topic hoping for help during the missing period. Thanks for your patience while the site was responding to everything with a 404 page not found error.
I am extremely relieved that the site is back up and must thank Will from Liquid Web for his help in applying the backups. If I had any hair I would still be pulling it out trying to recover the lost content. This is a day I will be happy to forget and I may have a few after dinner beers to help that process. once things have settled down I will optimize the tables that had issues in a hope that it will prevent them from happening again.
Author: Tony Aslett