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MySQL.com Down Due to Massive Power Outage

As of July 22nd, all MySQL.com Web services have become completely inaccessible. Just in time for OSCON, the failure leaves all six million or more users of the open source database system unable to access source code, bug tracking, or discussion forums on the site.

According to Duleepa “Dups” Wijayawardhana of Sun Microsystem’s MySQL Community Team, the problem was the result of a massive power outage in Uppsala, Sweden, where the infrastructure is located.

Though there are conflicting reports of the exact hour it started, it’s clear that sites connected to MySQL.com, such as the forums and bug tracking, have been down since the wee hours of the morning Pacific Standard Time.

According to Dups, the outage was the result of a major power outage, and comes just days before Sun planned on migrating the MySQL servers and co-located infrastructure.

Sun Microsystems, the parent company of MySQL, was recently acquired by enterprise database giant Oracle. This lead to fears that Oracle’s database-related sites were also experiencing trouble, though it appears any fears are unwarranted at this point.

No estimated recovery time has been announced, and ReadWriteWeb is waiting on an official statement from MySQL and Sun spokespeople. In the meantime, you can get live updates from the myql_community account on Twitter, or access MySQL documentation or downloads from mirrors like this or this.

Update: As of 4:15 Pacific Time, MySQL.com is back up and running, but access to files and other resources on the site is limited. In an email, MySQL Community staff said, “At this time there maybe functionality that is disabled or unavailable. We expect to have full recovery and back to normal over the next 3-6 hours.”

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