Lions and Tigers and Downtime, Oh My!

Submitted by caedes 07/04/04 3:29 PM GMT

I'm sorry about the downtime on Saturday night and Sunday morning. I had to do a kernel upgrade and somehow /dev/null got turned into a normal file (Linux users should recognize this as a Bad Thing® ). This caused everything to crash when I rebooted the server. I would have fixed it last night when the datacenter put the KVM switch on the server, but I was too tired. SO I went home, slept for about 5 hours, and then came back. Once I got back on the server it only took about 3 hours to find the problem. I'm just happy that I avoided having to re-install the whole server. =)


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07/04/04 3:35 PM GMT
always so happy to see it come back online.. thanks caedes!
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07/04/04 3:39 PM GMT
Well, at least it's up and running now! Thanks Caedes no I'm cured from my withdrawal symptoms!
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07/04/04 4:08 PM GMT
I was worried! Glad no permanent harm was done, and I don't blame you for sleeping first... we're lucky you even bothered to fix it on a Holiday sunday! thanks
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07/04/04 4:40 PM GMT
No problem caedes.
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07/04/04 6:33 PM GMT
Thanks for the effort problem...i was worried... L.O.L.
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07/05/04 7:16 AM GMT
[QUOTE] somehow /dev/null got turned into a normal file (Linux users should recognize this as a Bad Thing® )[/QUOTE]

yep yep yep bad thing!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is very strange you use Mandy 10 OE to run the server?
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07/05/04 1:50 PM GMT
No, the server is Redhat Enterprise Linux.
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07/05/04 6:22 PM GMT
No need to be sorry, you do a great job running this site.
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07/05/04 11:25 PM GMT
Agree with Matthew, and thanks for taking care of the site (and of us) so well. :)
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Mary in Montana
07/08/04 6:08 AM GMT
Thank you for the Good Thing®
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07/18/04 6:43 PM GMT
lol tracy
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