March 8th, 2005


Day 3, of the Saga....

So, we have entered day 3 of the revenge of the server! LOL! I think I'm going to write a movie script for all of this, and sell it to FOX, cus they will buy anything. So, I'm a little sleep deprived, but that has never stopped me before!

Ok, so now for the update. Like I said, day 3, I've been working since 4am. The third rebuild is finished, and the server is in the process of backing up right now. I'm doing dual backups. One to tape, and the second to one of our other servers. We anit taking any chances with this damn thing. LOL. So, in about 3 hours, or when both back ups are done, and then we have to take the biggest leap of all, and power down the system, and turn in back on. When we do this, we hope to all high hell, that everything comes back up right! If it does, I run one last backup, and turn the masses loose on the system. If it does not come back up, then I SCREAM O SHIT! lol, and get ready for a third and long day.

Right now, for the week, I have 20 hours in, and that’s only thru 10am this morning, and I still have to work this afternoon, so I'm expecting to have 25 to 27 hours for the week by the end of the day. LOL. I normally only work 25 hours max a week. So, let’s put it this way, I'm going to eat somewhere really nice after all this shit is done!

Well, back to the action. I have a paper to write, which I'm going to try and get done now, since the backups are running.

Peace all,
  • Current Music
    Switchfoot - Dare you to move!

It's Alive.......

IT'S ALIVE, ALIVE! lol. So, the server is back up and working again. Great Plains / Dynamics is working fine so far. I'm not quite sure what happend, but its working. After I get some sleep, I will have to figure out what in the hell happend. Right now, it sounds like, we just had a drive drop out of the RAID, and took another drive down with it, no damage to the drive its self, but just a glitch in the system. So, maybe, just maybe, tonight I can get some sleep, and I'm thinking I might take Wednesday off.

So here are some numbers from this whole thing:

Drives Droped (Server Down)
Sunday, March 6, 2005, 12:06 PM.

First rebuild started
Sunday, March 6, 2005, 3:59 PM.
First rebuild finished
Monday, March 7, 2005, 3:53 AM.
First rebuild time
12 hours

Second rebuild started
Monday, March 7, 2005, 4:50 AM.
Second rebuild finished
Monday, March 7, 2005, 6:08 PM.
Second rebuild time
13 hours

Third rebuild started
Monday, March 7, 2005, 6:08 PM.
Third rebuild finished
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 5:19 AM.
Third rebuild time
11 hours

Server Fixed
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, 10:45 AM.

Total number of man hours: 25 hours.
Total time down: 47 hours.
Total amount of sleep from Sunday to Tuesday: 9 hours.
Total amount of soda drank: 120 oz.

Well, that is it for now, so, I'm going to get some stuff done, and go home.
  • Current Music
    Everclear - A.M. Radio