…and we’re back. October 12, 2003 at 11:21 pm

So my little upgrade/maintenance plan for this weekend turned into almost the entire weekend. Aftering putting my new drives into my server, and getting serveral hours into working on it, I found that one of the two new drives I just purchased is bad. I was even seeing issues with my bios settings being reset constantly (if I wanted to boot from CD, I had to go into the bios settings and change it every time) but after replacing the bum drive, the settings now stay.

I’m such the geek… I did most of the work using my mac laptop from my living room, but at one point I wanted to see the system while it rebooted to see if anything made it hang, so I setup my webcam:
It worked really well, I was able to see what was going on and while it’s not clear enough to read everything, it was plenty to tell if the boot was going well or not.

Anyway, it’s good to finally have all the data that matters (everything but the OS bits) on mirrored filesystems for safety.

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