March 24, 2004:
Still waiting on the outcome of the bad SCSI drive as it could be a false
alert by server or could be real. Reminder, Daniel is sponsoring
our server/hosting for free, so without pouring additional $$$ to make
things go quicker, we'll have to be patient and wait for the final outcome
to the solution to the problem (as outlined below). Unfortunately,
right this moment I'm also financially very tight at the moment due to
paying my taxes due + prepaying in advance next years tax on a quartely
basis (arrrgh!!!!!!), so can't even afford to fork out to rent a temporary
dedicated server (would cost ~US$300-400/month) to reopen Animeboards.com
current server hardware specs are as follows:
AMD Dual AthlonMP 2400+
2GB PC2100 REG ECC DDRAM
1x 18GB IBM 10k SCSI hdd - OS drive (one that is reporting failure)
1x 18GB Seagate 15k SCSI hdd - MySQL data drive
1x 80GB IDE backup drive - not mounted right now
you AB members and visitors have any questions, suggestions or thoughts
on this server crisis, please let me know. I've setup a contact
me email form here.
March 17, 2004: Not again! :(
Well the server must be jinked, as that niggling problem I mentioned below
turns out to be another SCSI hard drive failure probably a result of the
original motherboard failure. Daniel has gone down to the datacenter,
NAC.net which houses the server to check it out personally. The
server is setup to email alerts to me and this was the last email I received
from the server.
not ignore this email.
You should backup all the data on the hard drives listed below and
replace them as soon as possible.
S.M.A.R.T has detected that they are not peforming within normal operating
Disk Failure soon
Device: IBM DDYS-T18350M
Device supports S.M.A.R.T. and is Enabled
Temperature Warning Disabled or Not Supported
S.M.A.R.T. Sense: (56) SPINDLE IMPENDING FAILURE START UNIT TIMES
Current Drive Temperature: 42 C
Drive Trip Temperature: 85 C
Current start stop count: 131206 times
Recommended start stop count: 2555920 times
As you can
imagine, this may take a while so I have edited Animeboards.com domain's
dns nameservers again via Zoneedit.com and pointed the domain to a temporary
web space again so as to be able to inform visitors and AB members about
what is going on.
the tech guys will be able to back up and transfer the data from the failing
IBM scsi hard drive. The failing drive holds the OS, apache, and web files
portions of the web sites while as far as I know, the other scsi hard
drive which stores the forum and mysql database data is safe and unharmed.
March 7, 2004:
Finally! After 6 weeks of downtime, Animeboards.com's original server
motherboard has be replaced and the server is back up. There's a few niggling
problems to be worked out. But I have updated the DNS name servers for
the domains back to the original server (you're viewing this page from
an alternate server) which means in 3-7 days time, visitors should be
able to view Animeboards.com forum on the original server again.
down for so long ?
anyone says why it took so long to get a replacement dual cpu motherboard,
may I remind AB members and visitors, hosting Animeboards.com and sites
costs alot of money - easily AUD$8,000+ per year if you're renting servers
which themselves if purchased would cost between AUD$4,000-6,500+. Since
July 14, 2002, our friend, host and sponsor, Daniel
@ Effectonline.com had specifically purchased the original dedicated
server (which cost back then AUD$6,000-7,000) and hosted Animeboards.com
and sites for free where it would normally have cost me AUD$800/month
if I was renting!
for your continued sponsorship. So folks, if your looking for paid hosting
check out Effectonline.com's
hosting plans here.
The web server experienced a severe hardware failure when the Tyan dual
AthlonMP motherboard died. According to the web host and sponsor effectonline.com,
a replacement is being ordered in and the server rebuilt. The is a temporary
site notice until then. I'll update you folks with the progress.
George / eva2000
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