THR is back up. Thanks for your patience.
In the long run we’ll be doing this periodically, like early in the morning on the first day of every month.
We’re doing this one manually though, as the database could really stand to be defragmented after the recent move. Estimated down-time is approximately one hour.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Edited to add: The process was started at ~ 9:15 Eastern time. The time estimate was made based on the old database server, so I can’t say for certain that the new server will take the same time to complete.
I’ll record the time here though, and that will be the estimate next time.
10:36 Update: It’s still chugging. I’m here watching it, so as soon as the database is running again I’ll take a quick couple of minutes to check its performance over the last couple of days, maybe tweak a setting or two, and put things back up online.
If you’re watching this page rather than refreshing THR, I’ll put up a notice here in red that’s hard to miss.
For future reference: downtime associated with defragging the database and tweaking MySQL a bit based on historic performance was ~ 105 minutes.