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Message 853945 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009, 21:45:17 UTC

This morning moved on to the next phase of the bambi RAID shuffle - destroying all current volumes and building a series of RAID1 mirrors in their wake. The initial sync will take until tomorrow. Sigh. We'll continue then.

Eric's server ewen (mostly used for studying interstellar hydrogen) crashed this morning. This should be a non-issue except due to various dependencies it hung some of our other servers. Upon restart it was having networking issues thanks to NetworkManager - something we try to uninstall on every system but apparently didn't on ewen. This is a piece of software that comes with linux distibutions which, as far as I can tell, exists strictly to create random network problems to keep your workday interesting. In better news, Bob's desktop is working again. The problem was actually a bad internal SATA cable. Or at least things are working since removing it.

The ap_validator is still offline, mostly. It restarts every 10 minutes, maybe gets a few results done, then segfaults. The astropulse people (not me) are working on it. I know nothing beyond that.

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Message 853948 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009, 21:49:35 UTC - in response to Message 853945.  

Thanks for the update Matt. Hope they get the validator fixed soon. I've got a couple waiting and a couple more almost done.

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Message 853975 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009, 23:23:09 UTC

Thanks, Matt. Enjoy your usual Friday off.

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Message 854060 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 4:09:06 UTC
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Another excellent choice of location if this is what the thread title refers to.
Quite apt given your outdoor life outside of work.
Looks a pretty nice place to visit as well to visit.

As always, Thank you for spending some of your time to keep us crunchers informed of what is going on. Hope everything works out well during the transition.

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