Latest Update: MySQL is back online. We have identified a faulty database that was causing the service to crash and are working on restoring that database. There may be brief periods of inaccessibility during the restoration process but it is safe to continue doing work at this time.
Previous Updates: We are working to restore an operational copy of MySQL from a recent backup. At this time sites may be online for short periods of time while MySQL is in read only mode but users are encouraged to refrain from any updates for any database-driven sites as they will probably fail or be overwritten. We'll update as we know more.
We are investigating a MySQL service outage at MSU and will update with more information as we have it.