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Hardware Wars

After spending a number of hours getting http compression working for the machine that runs belfry.com, The Nice Forums, and our local image server, I got handed a belated April Fools joke by fate. The new hard drive that I'd just replaced a couple months ago crashed. So I got to buy a new hard drive and spend the rest of the evening installing it and rebuilding the RAID mirror. Thank goodness for RAID. Two hints for prospective sysadmin types, though... Never install two IDE drives on the same chain if you plan to RAID them together. One failed IDE disk can take down both drives in the chain, at least temporarily, and can possibly cause more serious problems. Secondly, when you re-arrange cables in the case before closing it, make sure that you remember to plug all the drives back in!

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tuftears
Apr. 3rd, 2003 10:25 am (UTC)
You and I in West Corner of the Park
fluff a pack of wuffies 'til they float like larks,
set them free at the break of dawn
'til one by one they were gone...

In FurrySpace, bugs in the software
flashed the message, somethin's out there,
floatin' in orbit high,
ninety nine wufballoons go by...

(hope that helps cheer you up! Let me know if you want the rest of the lyrics.) ('gryn)
revar
Apr. 3rd, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
*snerk*