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Post by ggorman » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:11 pm

The server is back alive again.

What a saga...

The server showed up in my office Wednesday morning. When I powered it on, one of the hard drives failed to respond (there are 3 in the server). not only that, the server has a locking front panel where the drive access is, and they didn't send the keys! Argh.

I had to order a new set of keys from the manufacturer, those came Thursday. I opened the case and found that some components were knocked loose during shipping. Plus, pulled each drive and re-seated it in case they were knocked loose too. Put it back together and ...

boo

didn't start.

I ran out of time, Real Work got in the way and I had to stop working on it. The bad part was this was the system boot disk and isn't mirrored by the RAID array. I might start looking into that...this is a warning.

Friday in between conference calls I called the support hotline twice to get a guy that knew what he was talking about. Turns out that once the RAID disk controller determines that a drive has gone bad it is marked "bad" and you have to manually go through a special utility to check the drive and declare it "good" again.

Success! It booted!

So, I changed the server's address so that it was compatible with the new hosting facility. Rebooted to make sure it still worked ok, even changed the address of my laptop so I could test it on a private network.

It's All Good.

Then I shut it down, and put it in the back seat of my truck. No mean feat, the thing weighs 55 pounds! it's about 3 feet long, 16" wide and 4" tall.

Raced to downtown Phx, got to the new place, we mounted it in the rack and fired her up.

Good!

Now we wait for the magic of the Internet Domain Naming System to catch up and change our domain names to the new address of the server and away from the little box in my office that has been displaying the "we are moving" page.

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Post by azpyroguy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:52 pm

I have made the changes to the DNS for:

americansandassociation.org
asasand.com
asasand.org

You may have spotty connectivity to the site, until the root DNS servers fully update with the new IP Information.

I hope to get the other DNS entries for the other sites that we host changes shortly, however my internet connection at the hotel in Ontario for the BOD meeting is poor at best, and unable to maintain a solid SSH connection to my DNS server.
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Post by jhitesma » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:51 am

Good save! Glad it's up and running in it's new home!

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Post by norocksplease » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:40 am

Charter communicationns and AOL got the new address, Swift work boys! :D
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Post by BHenry » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:25 am

SBCGlobal is working now :)

Thanks to everyone who has made this move possible.
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Post by Dune Shredder » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:45 am

:D :D Cable az is working...was going through withdrawal and needed a sand fix..

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Post by azpyroguy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:33 am

Ok... all of the sites DNS entries have been changed... however... there are three that are not working.. but the name server entries at Tucows and Network Solutions are incorrect, so these 3 domains will not reply until those changes are made, which I dont have access to:

http://www.asasand.com
http://www.offroadaccess.com
http://www.glamisonline.org

I have sent a email to Greg Gorman, hoping that he has the permission to change those...

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azpyroguy wrote:I have made the changes to the DNS for:

americansandassociation.org
asasand.com
asasand.org

You may have spotty connectivity to the site, until the root DNS servers fully update with the new IP Information.

I hope to get the other DNS entries for the other sites that we host changes shortly, however my internet connection at the hotel in Ontario for the BOD meeting is poor at best, and unable to maintain a solid SSH connection to my DNS server.
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Post by Winston Cup » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:16 am

cool 8)
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Post by jhitesma » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:43 am

I thought we had switched all of those domains :(

Unfortunatly I don't have the password handy, usually Matt would take care of that for us in just a few minutes...but he's out of town this weekend. So unless I can find the password for the TuCows account (I have it somewhere) we'll have to wait until monday on those.

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Post by Glamisbound » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:21 pm

Seems nice and fast too! Good job once again guys
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Post by quad1100 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:08 pm

Wow, this server is smoking faaasssstttt!

Great job guys!

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Post by Winston Cup » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:41 pm

You know, this thing is pretty snappy now. Like somebody pulled the restrictor plate off.
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Post by Sloppyduner » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:33 am

Dune Shredder wrote:was going through withdrawal and needed a sand fix..
Hey Sloppy, what did you do with all your free time?
I E-mailed Steve one day, called Brian another. The rest of the time there was the Pilot-Odyssey BBS. Then there's always Yahoo Texas Hold em.:wink: It was pretty bad. If it were warmer I could go out and work on my stuff. But Noooooooooooo. Glad it's back up. :D :D
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Post by quad1100 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:29 am

ggorman wrote:
Raced to downtown Phx, got to the new place, we mounted it in the rack and fired her up.
Glad to hear we are no longer at the mercy of hurricanes, so what type of natural disasters happen in Phoenix?

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Post by norocksplease » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:14 am

quad1100 wrote:
ggorman wrote:
Raced to downtown Phx, got to the new place, we mounted it in the rack and fired her up.
Glad to hear we are no longer at the mercy of hurricanes, so what type of natural disasters happen in Phoenix?
Theres one called "OH CRAP IT'S HOT" but otherwise nothing :lol:
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Post by Sloppyduner » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:42 am

quad1100 wrote: so what type of natural disasters happen in Phoenix?
I did an overnight shift at KUPD once. HUGE TRAIN WRECK. Thousands of listners lost. OH THE HUMANITY. :shock:

Actually I got the gig BUT the commute was a bit long from Fontana especially given the car I had at the time decided to blow up. :(
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Post by RobC » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:08 pm

Great job everyone. Thanks for all you do.
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Post by jhitesma » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:17 pm

azpyroguy wrote:Ok... all of the sites DNS entries have been changed... however... there are three that are not working.. but the name server entries at Tucows and Network Solutions are incorrect, so these 3 domains will not reply until those changes are made, which I dont have access to:

http://www.asasand.com
http://www.offroadaccess.com
http://www.glamisonline.org

I have sent a email to Greg Gorman, hoping that he has the permission to change those...
I managed to dig up the password for GOL so it should be OK now.

ORA isn't in the same system, it's registered by it's owner and I haven't heard from Kim lately so I'm not even sure how to get in touch with her (i have too many old e-mail addresses for her!)

ASAsand.com I thought was under the same account but apparently isn't (since it was registered later I'm guessing) Matt can get it changed monday morning for sure though.

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Post by azpyroguy » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:06 pm

RobC wrote:Great job everyone. Thanks for all you do.
Wait till you see what we have in store next... right now its top secret.... hush... hush... :D 8) but we are pretty sure that everyone will like it...
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Post by jhitesma » Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:32 pm

azpyroguy wrote:
RobC wrote:Great job everyone. Thanks for all you do.
Wait till you see what we have in store next... right now its top secret.... hush... hush... :D 8) but we are pretty sure that everyone will like it...
I doubt the non members will like it very much :roll:

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