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  • #1538
    schnee
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    I have to bring the system into a repair shop. No ETA for it’s return, but I suspect that it will be a few days at least.

    Sorry about that. The Boobies for this week will need to delete the reference to the FSM since Fark will be upset if a link is made to a non-existent service.

    I’ll let you all know when things come back.

    #20967
    millera9
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    Is it making a loud and continuous tone?

    😉

    #20968
    schnee
    Participant

    Is it making a loud and continuous tone?

    Smartass! 🙂

    No, I have a “missing or corrupted hal.dll”. Hopefully an easy fix, but could be a horked harddrive.

    #20969
    staplermofo
    Participant

    Oh man, you better hope HAL is just missing.
    You don’t want to start hearing stuff like “Look schnee, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

    #20970
    olavf
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    I’m sorry schnee but I just can’t do that.

    #20971
    orionid
    Participant

    schnee, it can only be attributable to human error.

    #20972
    schnee
    Participant

    FSM is still down, but I’m on the road to recovery. I’m pretty sure the data is intact, but I need to reinstall the DB server and then recover, and then get the application server back on its feet. Unlikely to be back by Wednesday.

    #20973
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Good to know, schnee. Thanks for the update and all your FSM work!

    #20974
    SilverStag
    Participant

    …and I went to look at my previous entries, and … nothing. Here’s hoping it’s temporary.

    #20975
    schnee
    Participant

    Yeah, about that. I just got a phone call – back ground noise was a very loud fan sound. Physical report of “smoke” (I’m hoping dust). Sigh. Looks like I may need a new computer or two. I’ll know more once I stop “working” and get to the important stuff.

    #20976
    schnee
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    Server needs to go back into the shop – BSoDs, noises that electronic equipment should not make, &c.

    On an unrelated topic, can anyone suggest a decent, cheap server? I’m semi-handy mechanically, I could likely build my own.

    #20977
    orionid
    Participant

    On an unrelated topic, can anyone suggest a decent, cheap server? I’m semi-handy mechanically, I could likely build my own.

    I usta-could. I’ve been out of IT for about eight years now, though. I don’t know if they still do it, but you used to be able to get Dell quad processor units used (refurbed business rental units) for about 30% original cost that were only a year or two behind the latest and greatest.

    #20978
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Oh noes!!!!

    You can build a quad core for pretty cheap- just go to Fry’s and pick up everything u need in one trip. That’s what I did to build my (ridiculously underutilized) file server.

    #20979
    zeke
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    Couple roads you can go down. As a general rule, building your own is usually pretty cost effective. Fry’s is one option, ordering the parts through NewEgg is another. Either way you can be picky with your parts and get good quality parts. The downside is if this is the first time you’ve built your own (or you don’t have the right spares on the shelf) and you run into a snag, it can be a real pain in the butt figuring out what’s wrong. It’s all a question of how much time and effort you want to put into it. (And yes, quad core procs are soooooooo cheap!)

    Dell is a good way to go — their low end servers are usually pretty reasonably priced, and they’ll get there quick. Hit Dell.com and go into the small/medium business area.

    If you absolutely positively need it today, BestBuy does actually have some decent prices if you shop carefully. They’ve got a Gateway AMD quad core with 4GB of memory for just over $500. Fry’s also has prebuilt systems too, dont they?

    Getting a pre-hosted account with an ISP is also an option, and would have you back on the road in no time.

    The real question is… how big of a hurry are you in? If you’re not in a rush and have some time to play and learn and experiment, buy the parts and build your own.

    #20980
    schnee
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I’m thinking of bifurcating my efforts – a laptop for the COO and building something for me. But I have to get that past the COO first.

    I’ll probably just check out Fry’s tomorrow or the next day and see what they have.

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