low-level format before install?
jalmberg at identry.com
Tue Apr 7 12:44:22 PDT 2009
On Apr 7, 2009, at 3:37 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 7, 2009, at 12:15 PM, John Almberg wrote:
>> Well, I've got real problems with that database server that lost
>> power over the weekend. We reloaded FreeBSD from scratch and then
>> reinstalled mysql, and pf. I loaded up my database and switched
>> over all my customer's websites. The database server ran fine for
>> about 2 minutes, and then died. At the moment, I can't even ssh
>> into the machine, although they can get into it using a keyboard/
>> monitor at the data center. In other words, sshd is not working.
> That sounds like either a hardware problem (ie CPU overheating or
> marginal PSU failing under production load), or less likely, some
> kind of software misconfiguration. System logs would be useful to
> see whether any signs of trouble are being mentioned.
Apparently, power was fluctuating drastically before they decided to
cut power, so a hardware problem is a definite possibility. A PSU
failure would not surprise me in the circumstances.
Assuming I can ever ssh in again, what log would hardware failures be
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