Bog Roll ::

It's Not Magic, It's Work!

15 Jul 2008

18 GB RIP

On Monday morning both SCSI disks on my test system had died. We left the machine to cool and it successfully restarted later on. This morning one of disks again died, so I swapped it with one of my only two remaining spares. So far both disks are still running but I am expecting the older of the two disks to fail at some point this week. It's also possible that the SCSI sub-system it's self will fail, it's been a common failure on these Compaq DL servers.

I now have a new stack of salvaged disks from other decommissioned servers in my desk for when the next drive fails. Eventually these machines will be pensioned off and replaced with virtual systems within our VMWare solution but for the mean time they are real machines with real failing hardware.