Monday, December 23, 2002

Today at work we were forced into retiring a server early, and after re-establishing the shares on other servers, correcting DNS and YP, and making certain other modifications to the network, we took the machine down and waited for the screams to begin...

Only a few minor problems, easily corrected. Hopefully everything was done correctly and there will be no nasty surprises. Only two years ago this was THE server, now all of its functions have been parceled out to other, newer boxes. C'est la vie.

Backups - seem to be working, except for the w2k box. oh joy. Back to the grindstone on that problem. Anyone else having a problem backing up a remote W2K server with BrightStorEB for Unix? E9011 errors? Failure to receive packet? **sigh**

EDIT: 04/02/2008 - The eventual solution to this issue is in an entry posted April 11, 2003. Further analysis on June 4, 2003 and the eventual ditching of Brightstor completely in Feb of 2004. The licensing and hardware requirements were FAR more than two cheap servers with hard drives. My advice: If you are using Brightstor or any other tape solution, switch to rsync to HD, then rsync that server to an offsite one nightly.