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Archive for November, 2006

raid crash

Unbelievable, but my raid system crashed again! Only a few days after the last incident, the array broke again, taking the W2k3 Virtual Machine down with it. Right after I fixed it in the morning, it broke down again in the evening. I already played with the thoughts that my raid controller broke, or some of the cables. But I was wrong. When I was testing wether the cables were connected correctly, I accidently touched the Gigabit Network card and almost burned my finger. It was at least 70°C! I quickly shut down the computer and replaced the old D-Link 528T with a Marvell Yukon. After that everything was working fine again. So if you consider buying a D-Link DGE-528T, DON’T! You should only use them if you need WOL with WOL-cable and won’t leave your computer turned on for longer than 10 hours.

raid for the win

When I got up today morning, my network didn’t seem to work. The DHCP server wasn’t running… Well, I manually set up my ip, trying to ping my server. It seemed to be offline. I turned on the monitor for the server, but it stayed completely black. What now? Well, I restarted the server. But then, my Raid Controller told me my RAID 5 array was broken and asked me if I want to continue booting. How did that happen? Well, I continued booting and everything was working again. RAID 5 is really something nice. Without it, I’d have just lost around 400 GB data. So I downloaded the configuration GUI from Highpoint and started it to get a closer look of what had happened. The Utility told me there was an I/O Error and suggested me to rebuild the array. I clicked okay and everything was fine again. Good thing I was using RAID…

new domains for me

I managed to get some new domains for me. After seeing almost all domains being taken away, I was still able to get two with my name:

qin.at and qian.at

.at-domains are from Austria and still pretty expensive, that is why they were still unregistered. But due to an upgrade of services of our hoster, I got them for free. The normal price for an .at-domain is around € 49.00 each year plus setup fees. Well, you might find some new stuff there about me soon. Or shall I say http://qian.at/creating.a/new.website?