Rebuilding Success 

Well, my site was down a couple of times during the weekend. Had to buy a new server, since my old machine's power supply tanked and took the motherboard with it.

So, this week started on some serious hardware, a Dell PowerEdge 2900. The migration took a couple of tries, but it was mostly due to reconfiguration of RAID arrays. This beast has 10 SAS drive bays, so I opted for two RAID 5 arrays, mostly due to expandability.

Kudos go out to Alldea guys who suggested, tested, configured and helped me get the server in time (actually, I got it in 12 hours). Their service is flawless and if you are buying a Dell in Slovenia, give them a call.

We configured the machine with a quad core Xeon and left another processor slot empty. There are still two hard drive bays unattended and 8 RAM slots available. And since my old machine faulted because its power supply tanked, this one has two. Redundant ones.

It should give at least 5 years of service, me thinks.

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Monday, March 5, 2007 9:59:12 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

Monday, March 5, 2007 11:45:51 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Wow, cool, To tell you the truth all that 100ms waiting for this blog everytime was really annoying. Now that new server reduces the latency to 80ms is much better ;-)
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 9:49:30 AM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Yeah, funny.

I hope you lose your RAID 10 array due to power supply failure. :)
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