creaky server, creaky software August 4, 2005 1:44 PM   Subscribe

creaky server, creaky software [mi]
posted by mathowie (staff) to Uptime at 1:44 PM (17 comments total)

I just wanted to update everyone on some uptime issues of late. It seems that during a recent upgrade of win2003 SP1, I was disconnected from my remote session, and the installation failed halfway through, As a result, the server is unresponsive at the console (can't login or do anything remotely, even though all the services are up).

As a result, I need to do a backup (I do weekly backups already), and start over with a full OS reinstall. I figured since it was drastic, I'll update the hardware as well, so I'm moving the web server to a new dual-processor machine.

So the long story short is that mefi will continue to be up and down for the next 24 hours as I migrate to a new box.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:44 PM on August 4, 2005

windows. lol, am i rite?
posted by keswick at 1:47 PM on August 4, 2005

Yeah! Windows sucks!

[Let the games begin...]
posted by i_cola at 2:53 PM on August 4, 2005

Thanks, Matt. It's nice to be kept informed.

Okay, let the win2003 bashfest commence.
posted by cedar at 2:58 PM on August 4, 2005

*Awaits Win2K3 bashfest, notes other waiting as well. Looks confused.*
posted by loquacious at 3:42 PM on August 4, 2005

*Throws lightswitch rave anyway*
posted by loquacious at 3:44 PM on August 4, 2005

And all this time I thought jrun was just doing its thing.
posted by clevershark at 4:30 PM on August 4, 2005

*bashes two thousand and third window*

*starts sweeping up glass*
posted by sciurus at 7:51 PM on August 4, 2005

Y'know, this would never have happened if you ran MeFi on a Vic 20.
posted by arto at 8:57 PM on August 4, 2005

Everyone should have a new dual-processor machine.
posted by dabitch at 12:27 AM on August 5, 2005

If you moved Metafilter onto a Mac mini stability would greatly increase.
posted by dodgygeezer at 5:05 AM on August 5, 2005

Thanks for the update. I have no computer recommendations to ad.
posted by OmieWise at 5:15 AM on August 5, 2005

posted by squirrel at 6:32 AM on August 5, 2005

A dual-Opteron system running FreeBSD!

Actually I'm not sure that any computer recommendation would help, as it would still have to run the dreaded Jrun...
posted by clevershark at 9:01 AM on August 5, 2005

That sucks you lost connection halfway through an SP1 install. Can you call your buddy to see if its still sitting there at the failure screen?
posted by Dean Keaton at 11:06 AM on August 5, 2005

Dean Keaton, the servers are housed in a colocation facility somewhere in texas (I think) and yeah, even at the console, techs told me it is unresponsive.

I'm moving files to the new box now, hopefully it'll be up in a few hours ready to test.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:47 AM on August 5, 2005

MeFi's not in delfeugo's closet anymore? A colo in Texas isn't nearly as romantic...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:52 PM on August 5, 2005

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