Many websites run database-driven applications, and a single missing entry in these tables can lead to website downtime. Database corruption is an alarming scenario for webhosts, who end up spending time and effort repairing and restoring their customer databases.
At Bobcares, our staff resolve such scenarios everyday in their role as Outsourced Support Engineers for web hosting providers. And we’ve learned that its better to stay pro-active and prevent a DB corruption, than fire-fighting a website downtime.
From credit card details to health records, everything is stored in a database these days. For a hacker, a database is a gold mine. In fact, the purpose of a majority of cyber attacks is to get access to a database. (more…)
Server crashes could leave databases in inconsistent states. While there are many tools available to repair MYISAM tables in MySQL, InnoDB repair is not always so straightforward. MySQL could refuse to start up, leaving you with in-determinate downtime. If your MySQL error logs show an InnoDB corruption, it’s time to tread carefully. (more…)