It was down at least at 7:30 when client emailed me to tell me so. Still down at 9:30 when I sent my support request in. Then I just received a downtime notice:
Hello Toonces Users,
Toonces is currently experiencing a hardware problem. We are investigating and will get back to
you with more information shortly.
Happy DreamHost MySQL Team!
quickly followed by a support request response:
Sorry about this. We were aware of the problem immediately but
unfortunately had some issues with the way the machine was labeled in our
database. This made it difficult to locate and reboot the server for a
new admin on duty. The server is up now and our administration team will
go ahead and keep a close eye on the server to make sure that no further
problems persist. Sorry for the length of downtime. We will work on our
procedure for handling these situations more effectively.