We have an unusual situation where our web server is being clobbered by standard updates to RedHat Linux.
Because of this, we are encountering “Error connecting to database” on an all too frequent basis.
There is a manual fix for this, but a simple OS update should not be clobbering the underlying MariaDB service. We have asked our local support team for a more robust fix.
We apologize for the current patchy service. No data has been lost. And the OpenLabyrinth virtual scenario servers themselves seem to be unaffected.
[Update: 15aug2018] – yay, I think we have a fix. There is an odd bug but, with UCIT’s help, I think we now have a more robust fix. Thank you, all.