School apple server

5 02 2007

Spent a couple of hours at school in one of the server cupboards. A power outage killed the apple server and the raid server has not been coming online. This causes the user directories to be recreated. Then when the raid controller does finally come online it mounts as XRAID1 instead of XRAID. The first time it happened school called in an apple engineer who took 2 weeks to fix it, after making it more of a mess, since then I’ve done the job in 30 minutes. Today I went back during my lunch break and looked into why the UPS wasn’t working. I found the data cables still in the bag with a cable tie around them and in the RAID configuration I found the box marked, “Restart RAID controller after power outage” unchecked. I still should moan at the main school administrator to plug the sockets back in, he put a smaller switch in and found he didn’t have room to plug the whole network in.