Server fixed

Posted on 24 Feb 2010 by StealthEye
It took us the entire day, but we finally left the datacenter and the server should be working again. Unfortunately, the main board broke, and we spent two hours attempting to get a proper replacement board but failed to find any. We therefore installed a board with two major disadvantages: the SCSI controller does not fit, hence some of our disks can no longer be connected. The other disadvantage is that it only supports two RAM modules, whereas we have 4. (2x 2GB and 2x 1GB). We can therefore only use 4GB currently.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and the infrequent updates, but ironically, we do not have WiFi access in the datacenter, and had to cope with the horrible speed of a mobile phone internet within a building with loads of concrete and metal. Even calling Ghostshaw and Goztow from there required us to leave the server room because there was not enough signal inside there... Sigh.

Ah well, we are done now. Temperatures are stable so we are confident it will no longer give problems. We will still have to determine what to do with the hardware we can no longer use.