So you gave it a lot of thought, you know that old WinXP computer is going to surely let you down when you need it most.  What to do? Our suggestions are easy:

 

  • Get the most computer you can for your money     You don't want to do this again right away
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The building managers tell us that the parking lot will be blocked Wed, Thursday and Friday, Nov 10 to 12.  Be warned that if you come to the office those days, access is going to be a problem, since there is very little parking available in this neighborhood.  (not really happy, but I guess we get a new parking lot out of it)
 
11/10 ::  figured I would throw a few pictures of the progress
 
 
 
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Around 7:30am today the power failed in this part of Yuba City, our system dropped back to batteries, and ran until 7:50am or so, at which time the batteries ran dry.  After everthing came back up around 8:40, 1 of the servers here suffered a hard drive failure, and the mail server came up in a failed state.  Mail is currently rebuilding its array, and should be fine shortly, and I have moved services off the other machine.  Its still running just slowly, but that repair won't affect you guys.
So, 10:27am, mail is almost done rebuilding, and the other server (virtual host 01) is getting fixed soon.
Power is my curse lately.  Sorry again!
 
10:35am, the mail server is happy again
 
(oh yes, wanted to add, Since last week I have been working on a new mail server, with new fancier features.  I think the old server knows it)

Email is (was) broken!!!

Yes, Sunday morning, at around 05:23 the mail server power backup failed. Yes, second one in 2 weeks.
So, when it was brought to my attention around noon (sorry!!!) I ran down to the office and started repairs. These servers aren't very happy if the power fails, and recovery can take a while, but its moving forward now.

I have added additional notification methods to my "is it broken" system, next time this happens (It better not!!!) things will be caught much sooner.

(4:08 pm the last of the mail has cycled through, all services are back to normal)

 
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See you back in the office on Monday!