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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It pays to listen to your IT guys

So, some people were questioning the rational for moving one of our systems to a new server a couple months ago. The transition involved some pain, and re-jigging of processes and procedures, as is the case with all upgrades... and some people didn't think it was worth it.

My standard line was, "The old server is now obsolete, is out of warranty and has no service contract. If it dies, we're in serious trouble. Therefore, we also have to upgrade the application, because the old version we're currently using does not support Windows Server 2003, which is what we're running throught our domain."

Anyway, that was about two months ago. Today, we're on the new server, and still have a couple of kinks to work out, but all is well... but just in case, we kept the old server live in case they needed to look at something.

Until today, that is... cause one of the hard drives on the old server just died, and I don't think we can get a replacement. Since it's a RAID5 SCSI set up, it's still running, but with limited disk space, and no guarentee as to if and when another drive will fail... at which point, it's toast.

There were a couple of smiles when I informed the staff of the old server's demise... and recognition that indeed, once again, the techies were right.

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  • At Wed Mar 19, 07:31:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This truth is likely lost on the users, who probably think the old server would fix itself! The magic server gnomes wouldn't let it get to breakage.

    Users == teh suk.


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