Leopard Weblog Needs MySQL

I suppose most people would know this, but I didn’t: if you turn MySQL off, Leopard weblogs stop working. During a review of what was going on with my Leopard OS X Server, I found that MySQL was running. Thinking “I don’t use MySQL for anything,” I turned it off.

Fortunately for me, I needed to access a note here a couple of days later, but was greeted with a “Service Not Available” error. A couple of moments later I recalled that I had just turned MySQL off, so I turned it back on. Still no weblogs. Stop/Start the web server and Leopard put up a very helpful dialog, informing me that there may be firewall issues. A quick trip to the firewall settings and now I know: turning MySQL on via the “Select the services to configure on this server” list in the main server settings window does not reopen the necessary firewall port.

Date Unknown (June 1, 2010)

New Drive Still Running

So now we’re into October, 2008 and this drive is still running fine. Helix Server 6.1.x betas have been running here for the last few weeks, too.

It might actually be time to start the move from xhost1 for real.

Oct 9, 2008 11:32 AM

Retrospect Lives!

So, it appears the EMC hasn’t pulled the plug on Retrospect after all! A public beta test of “Retrospect X” is currently under way. They expect to release the upgrade sometime in 2008.
I was interested in knowing two things: is the issue with Leopard’s firewall resolved and is the issue with OS X Server and SQL files resolved.
I’m happy to report that the Leopard firewall issue seems to be fixed. I put the beta (2nd round) of Retrospect Client on my home Mac mini, which simply would not backup before unless the Firewall was off, (despite trying of the tricks I’ve seen). Now it works fine. Whee.
As for the OS X Server / SQL issue, I don’t know. The new Client requires OS X 10.4 and the Server I am having trouble with runs 10.3. Rats.
Jul 20, 2008 6:54 PM