Well, it’s not my first choice, but it works

Ug. FFS… Update on the web server for the page Update breaks the sql proxy (you think I put a DB somewhere not behind a few layers of firewall and protection?) Pull a source tarball for the latest version of said proxy Find, download and install the necessary dependencies (fsck outfits for archiving the old …

…and we are back… mostly….

By now, those who check this probably noticed that things were non-functional for roughly two days, and might be wondering what happened. In a nutshell, there was a mishap with a RAID virtual disk setting, which ended up nuking around a dozen machines… and when I say nuking, I mean gone.  No trace.  Pretty much …

For fscks sake, a tale of HHD’s playing hide and seek from the controller…

So the other day, the host that runs the SVN (and about half of the infrastructure, including my IRC proxy), decided that it didn’t want to talk to the local hard drive.  This isn’t good, obviously.  A reboot of the system brought it back and I chalked it up to generic computer weirdness. Well, imagine …

If you tried to work with the SVN manager UI since last night…

Yes, it was non-functional. The machine that plays the part of a proxy between the DMZ and the SQL server (where all the candy is kept) runs as a VM, and the VM server was having… issues. Specifically, either the CF card to SATA adapter went sideways, or the board decided that it didn’t like …

Well, that went easy enough (knock on wood)…

Well the work last night appeared to go off without a hitch (knocks on wood). The storage space on the SVN went from 40 gig to 100 gig, so it should be good for a while now. Well, one hopes anyway. 🙂 The firewall work didn’t happen as I’ve run into a possible bug with …

Rev and the case of the Hungry Hungry SVN….

Greetings one and all. It’s been a while since I’ve had to send anything out. I’m going to chalk this up as a Good Thing(tm) since the only time I have to send out any notifications is when Something Bad(tm) has happened, or is going to happen. Sadly, this is more the latter. The SVN, …

If you are reading this, the work is done. :-P

Well, that was a bit of an adventure. Due to the odd spacing of the holes in the rack, the mounting of the servers wasn’t quite as smooth as I had hoped, and the oddish way that the rails had to be mounted didn’t help either. However, it is done, the machines are able to …

Accessing the SVN via IP? Having problems?

For those of you who are using the IP to access the SVN, it’s gone kinda weird on me. I suspect DNS issues somewhere, but I’m trying to figure out WTH is happening exactly. However, I highly/strongly recommend that you switch to using a DNS name vs an IP. Use the SVN relocate function, it’s …

I love the smell of randomly overheating kit in the morning…

*sigh* So out of the blue today, the firewall machine decided that it was overheating and decided to shut down. *frowny face* Why it did this, I do not know.  Fortunately someone was around to power it back up and it’s been a happy camper since.  This makes me think that it’s time to seriously …