InnoDB crash recovery

You may have noticed that the db4free.net server is currently down.

Reason is that an InnoDB crash has occurred and efforts to recover have failed. However, I was able to create a dump file of the entire server, which I’m currently importing into a fresh server instance.

As things look now, the server will be back up with almost all data intact (except maybe updates from April 19th, 2013). But the data volume is large and it will take time. So please be patient while the new server instance is put in place.

Update 2013-04-21 19:45 UTC: Server is back.
Update 2013-04-28 01:25 UTC: same crash happened again. db4free.net will stay down until further notice.
Update 2013-05-02 22:00 UTC: db4free.net is back. But I can’t guarantee for how long. What happened twice recently can happen again any time.

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11 Responses to InnoDB crash recovery

  1. Pete Rank says:

    Thank’s Man, You’re just one awesome guy. DB4FREE has helped a lot with development and testing, sadly i’ve contributed nothing but know my sincerest gratitude goes to you until i have enough bucks to donate a little at least.

  2. Could you please post when the recovery is done?

  3. Aleksei says:

    Great! I’m using your service for database software that my administrators use! Thanks for that free service that allows remote access. :)

  4. Edo says:

    Hi, first of all thank you for your good job and this great service! I’d like to know how much time will require the restarting. I don’t mean to hurry you up or complain of course! It is just useful to know if it’s going to require a few hours, a few days, a few weeks, …., so I can organize myself with that timing.

    Thank you again!
    Greetings

  5. Ashutosh says:

    Respected sir. Please tell me that how many time take to recover database. A very urgent database required for me. Which is ‘utkarshiti’ so please recover or send me via mail. Thank you! God bless you

  6. AlexO says:

    Hi , this sucks man (the fact that db4free may die) . Im really sorry and if i can help in any way let me know . db4free was the perfect hosting for my testings . I hope that it will be back soon , if not ty very much for the free db so far . Helped me alot

  7. Haider says:

    You guys are the best keep up the good work. Hopefully, you could come back soon :)

  8. fixarn says:

    When whill the databases be upp again?

  9. Haider says:

    Great it’s back on. Finally I get to make a backup.
    Thank you for all the effort you’ve put into bring this service online. :D
    Keep it up

  10. anon says:

    I really appreciate your db4free site. I wish I could donate.

  11. Markus Popp says:

    You can. Donations are always very appreciated:

    http://www.db4free.net/port_donations.php

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