Mysql corruption

Joeri Poesen //

And to throw the schedule completely off track, one of the mysql databases goes corrupt. Sayonara. So sorry.

Three things keep me from just packing up and leaving town:
* the knowledge that my rails web application has an insanely complete production log
* the realisation that mysql has binary log files that contain every insert/update statement ever issued
* a loving and delightfully geeky wife who jumps in to parse my database and webserver logs while I'm trying to make up for lost time on other projects

Tip: mysqlbinlog is your friend.