Search will be offline until further notice. We can’t have the database continually down, since then there’s nothing to search for!

Todays outage was due to the fact that MYSQL decided that optimizing the entries table means deleting and recreating the fulltext index, which we know takes around 8 hours. Its not even like this is a slow machine (dual pentium 850, dual SCSI 160).

So, until I can move the search stuff to a seperate database (probably Friday) it’ll be switched off.

Sorry, but without fulltext indexes its so slow it locks up deardiary. With fulltext indexes it kills the whole server.

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