A bunch of really old people crashed my server.


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A bunch of really old people crashed my server. :oops:

Somewhere around 18k 110 year old people from the looks of it ripped it right down to the ground.


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Well, here is what happened.

This is my first New Years on vB. vB thinks that 18k of my members was born on Jan 1 1901. The forum wants to put them on the birthday list and send them a nice message.

MySQL said "Thou Shalt Not"
MySQL Error : Got a packet bigger than 'max_allowed_packet' bytes

So I get thousands upon thousands error messages and along with the

"got a packet bigger then max"

Database error in vBulletin : mysql_connect() [<a href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: Too many connections


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Well, I got in and turned off the emails. Still getting errors. I think it is trying to change the display and cannot.

Trying to figure out how to turn of display birthdays.


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vb4_post Check Warning: Table is marked as crashed and last repair failed
vb4_post Check Error: Found key at page -1 that points to record outside datafile
vb4_post Check Error: Corrupt


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You can always try restoring from a backup, assuming you have a recent one, if a repair doesn't work.


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You have your forum turned off, with a message stating there is technical difficulties (if the forum is running that well)... and the forum is still not online for people to try to post. Right?