Yesterday at approximately 09:12 PST, my server died. This was bad timing, but wasn’t really unexpected. It’s about 8 years old, and has spent the last 5 or 6 years of its life running Linux. It has only been turned off 2 or 3 times a year, and those times were a result of power outages or hardware upgrades.
The timing was unfortunate, but I managed to get up and running again by the time I went to bed. Yeah, it took all day. I ended up turning my desktop into the server and just put the old drives in it. The server went from a 166MHz Pentium with 96MB of RAM to a 1GHz P3 with 512MB RAM. My new desktop is a 2.4GHz P4 with 512MB RAM. I went ahead and upgraded the video card and CD-RW while I was at it. It’s nice and fast so far.
I’ll have to give the old server a proper burial. It’s been good to me.
Updated: 5-May-2004, 14:40: That’s the last time I write a blog entry when I’ve been awake no more than 10 minutes, especially after getting almost no sleep. Hopefully now, some of the above will be more clear.