Ah …the lovely sound of God’s computer department telling me that “no, you are not going to do what you thought you were going to do, you are going to quickly arrange for a fast down time for swapping out a SCSI hard drive tomorrow that suddenly died today. Second drive of my Raid 5 drive decided that today it would go into “DEAD” mode. So while the other two are “OPTIMAL”, the one is quite, irretrivably, dead. So because the drive is on a Adaptec RAID card it nicely alerts you to this potential failure you have on your hands with this blood curdling screeching noise that about makes you go deaf.
So I was planning to migrate over to a new server and take this server and make it a member server a bit later in September [after SMB Nation]. God’s computer department just moved that time table up. I was spec’ing out servers anyway but it just puts a bit more urgency into the situation.
Oh well life in the computer age……