I have a client who's site maintenance came up without anyone touching it. What would cause something like this?

I have theories that it's the backup module. Would that be possible?

I just went and turned maintenance mode off last night and just now but the maintenance mode eventually goes back up.

I reviewed this thread but it wasn't related: How to access the admin pages for a site stuck in maintenance mode?

Since, I'm pretty sure that clean url's are turned on already.

  • What is the value of the "site_offline" variable? You can find that with select * from variable where name like "site_offline"
    – berkes
    Commented Jul 21, 2011 at 14:29

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Drupal will show a site as offline if it cannot connect to the database, so you may want to check that the database is up and running.

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