It is dead, deceased, it is an ex-server…

It’s been ‘one of those days’ – you know the kind, when the server in the corner that you never think about stops thinking for itself!

The SnapServer today became an ex-server.

I traced the fault to the PSU – problem is, being a 1U rackmount server the PSU is a special slim version. No worries, just use a bog standard PC PSU and thread the cables through the hole left by the removal of the original PSU. It may not look pretty, but it works! It’ll do until the replacement PSU arrives next week, and which point a little down time for replacement will be in order.

But, oh the joys of RAID! One disk out of the four was also problematic, but once up and running the offending drive was rebuilt over the course of the day (whilst the server was being used), so that I could finish the week with one less worry.


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.