[Fwd: Server downtime]

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Sun Aug 10 12:49:16 PDT 2008

Hi All,

On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 21:22 +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> This will impact the icedtea mercurial repos and website at
> icedtea.classpath.org.

Unfortunately not everything went well with the disks/raid. The
(virtual) machines will have to be taken down for approx 10 till 20
hours. Hopefully they will be online again tomorrow (Monday).

This is Jim's update from his blog: http://codeflow.bittickler.org/?p=35

> Update:
> The server is back now. One out of the three drives in the RAID wasn’t
> even recognized by the BIOS, so the RAID5 is now running in a degraded
> state. The failed disk was also the grub disk — luckily, I have an
> IPMI board in the machine, so I was able to get into the BIOS, and
> select another disk to boot from (which fortunately had grub on it). I
> came uncomfortably close to not being able to rescue the machine
> remotely. I’m currently in Penticton, BC, Canada — the server is
> 2000km away in San Jose, California.
> I can run the server on two 250GB disks for a while. I’ll probably be
> heading down to California in the autumn for a vacation — when I go,
> I’ll drop by, and throw in another 1TB SATA drive. Until then, I’ll
> have to do some re-arranging in order to reduce my amount of disk
> usage. I’ll have to convert some of my RAID5 storage into RAID1 (with
> software RAID and LVM, that isn’t too hard to do).
> The good news is that I was able to upgrade Xen to the latest stable
> version in Debian. Hopefully it will be stable.

Attached his email to the classpath list.


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