The 500

Friday, 2 May 2008

For those of you who have spotted intermittent errors tonight, we’re working on it. We restarted a database that normally restarts very quickly without resulting in any site degradation. Tonight, that routine changed—it’s taking a long time to restart which is causing intermittent 500 errors for some web visitors. We’re bringing it up to speed now.

Update: The database is back up.