March 2, 2005 - 19:00 UTC
The building power is still untrustworthy. A diagnostic power outage is going to be scheduled for some time next week.
To clarify our current situation, all of our servers are in fact on UPSs and we suffered no database damage from the power outage this past Monday. What we do not have in place yet is a graceful shutdown system should the power fail and we are not here. We have installed the software on the servers that will enable them to recognize when they are on battery backup. We are waiting on the special communication cables that are necessary to connect the UPSs to the servers. They had to be special ordered and we expect them tomorrow.
While we have been down these last 2 days, we have been doing various maintenance tasks. Currently we are running a database backup. Once that is done, we plan to bring the project up for half a work day or so today. We will shut it down again at 01:00 UTC
= we are playing about catering for every situation?
When/if they shut down classic, hardware & bandwidth will be abundant.
All the above hardware ran for years with few problems…
Are they being over-cautious or covering their tracks?
So ya plan to bring “da project” up for halfa day…cool my SETI clients are currently deferring for about 2 months so being online for 0.5 days will make a BIG difference…
Somebody give me a good reason why SETI Boinc is a good project?
LOL Umm That’s a tough one
Well Seti in its original form is the main DC project that brought us together. Boinc is the DC platform of the forseeable future. Apart from that :shrug:
Cough, cough… Folding folding;)
Another thing, why do they need a cable for every UPS to server connection? In my environment once the shutdown command has been received by one server it then issues a shutdown command to all the others:confused: