[Mediawiki-l] Strange "Too Many Connections" Error
Andrew n marshall
Andrew.n.marshall at mail.com
Mon May 7 15:42:42 UTC 2007
I'm running a small, personal, rarely used MediaWiki site. Actually,
two, off the same server and database. Because of lack of PHP 5 support
at my host, I'm using MediaWiki 1.6.10.
Yesterday, one of the two wikis stop working, returning the following error:
WeddingWiki has a problem
Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.
Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.
(Can't contact the database server: Too many connections (10.1.1.12:3309))
Now, if this was really a database problem, then I would expect the
other wiki to give similar errors.
And phpMySQL should have stopped working as well. But those work just
fine, and only one wiki is having problems.
Searching, I found two similar errors. At wikipedia:
is oriented toward contributors, and the error text doesn't quite match
On this list, one other person mentioned the error back in Sept 2005,
but he was told to just fix his MySQL number of connections. Again,
because this only happens in one instance of MediaWiki, I do not believe
the problem is in the database.
Any ideas out there?
Please CC: me on any replies.
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