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Trying to recover from crash

Posted on Jan 22, '10 at 10:24 pm

My server crashed today after a runaway process. My ISP’s support people seem to think it was caused by MINT.

Server is back up but we are now getting this error:

Mint was unable to connect to the database. Please make sure that the correct values have been added to /config/db.php.

MySQL Error: User twoway_1 already has more than ‘max_user_connections’ active connections. (1203)

The config files shows:

'server'    => 'localhost',
'username'  => 'twoway_1',
'password'  => 'MYPASSWORDHERE',
'database'  => 'twoway_Mint',
'tblPrefix' => 'mint_'

Max connections is set to 50. PHP & MySQL appear to be working correctly elsewhere on the site.

Not sure what we should do next.

Posted on Jan 23, '10 at 10:59 am

Turns out we have an old SMF message board database that has the same SQL user as the Mint database. Two different databases, but one user. The SMF message board had a runaway process and a damaged database that caused the max_user_connections error, bringing both databases to their knees.

Once the SMF database was repaired, MInt came back instantly.

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