Sunday 24 December 2017

Server problems

One of my servers was giving problems. It was reporting hard drive errors, in various drives, and it wasn't consistent about it. This came to a head when the system drive failed.

So I replaced the system drive, but then I couldn't load Linux on the new drive. Strange!

I thought about this for a while, and decided to replace the motherboard. The old mobo was a P4VP-800, and I've had a few of those, and they do fail. The new mobo worked fine with all the drives.

So I replaced the motherboard, and that seems to have fixed the problem.

But now another server is giving problems, and it's the system drive; when trying to boot, it fails. Fortunately, this isn't a customer-facing drive, so I'll sort it out after Christmas.

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