Outage this morning

May 4, 2022 By admin

The combination of some DigitalOcean planned maintenance & a recent database configuration change by me triggered a brief outage of WxNotify this morning. The maintenance caused the database server to reboot, and because of the recent database configuration change on the server, the database failed to start back up. That, of course caused the rest of the website to stop functioning which means WxNotify users did not receive any notifications between 2am-7am. I resolved the issue around 7am this morning, so notifications should now be working as usual. The configuration change that caused the outage was a one-off modification, so this will not be a problem going forward. Many apologies for the interruption of service!