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Summary

Incident metadata (see Incident Scorecard)
Incident ID 2022-05-26 Database hardware failure Start 2022-05-26 09:38:00
Task T309286 End 2022-05-26 09:50:00
People paged 26 Responder count 4
Coordinators Affected metrics/SLOs
Impact For 12 minutes, internal services hosted on the m1 database (e.g. Etherpad) were unavailable or at reduced capacity.

For approximately 12 minutes some internal services (e.g. Bacula and Etherpad) were not available or operated at reduced capacity. This was caused by a faulty memory stick leading to a reboot of db1128, which was at the time the primary host of the m1 database section.

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Actionables

Scorecard

Incident Engagement™ ScoreCard
Question Answer

(yes/no)

Notes
People Were the people responding to this incident sufficiently different than the previous five incidents? no
Were the people who responded prepared enough to respond effectively yes
Were fewer than five people paged? no
Were pages routed to the correct sub-team(s)? no
Were pages routed to online (business hours) engineers? Answer “no” if engineers were paged after business hours. yes
Process Was the incident status section actively updated during the incident? no
Was the public status page updated? no
Is there a phabricator task for the incident? yes
Are the documented action items assigned? yes
Is this incident sufficiently different from earlier incidents so as not to be a repeat occurrence? no
Tooling To the best of your knowledge was the open task queue free of any tasks that would have prevented this incident? Answer “no” if there are

open tasks that would prevent this incident or make mitigation easier if implemented.

no
Were the people responding able to communicate effectively during the incident with the existing tooling? yes
Did existing monitoring notify the initial responders? yes
Were all engineering tools required available and in service? yes
Was there a runbook for all known issues present? no
Total score (count of all “yes” answers above) 7