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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Server plans on Valentines Day.

For those of you that are trapped by this manufactuered holiday, Happy Day to you. My wife thankfully hates the holiday more than I. (Cha-ching!)

Okay. Well the wiki wasn't what my boss was envisioning. It is really bothersome when he asks me to do stuff, sounding like he has thought and looked into what it is he actually wants...It would save me a ton of work.

BUT. If he didn't I never would have installed a wiki. So I think things are going to be fine. Onto the next project.


We have been running Exchange 2k3 for quite a few years with no problems. But then the hard drives started to fill up! Ususally when that happens it is because of transaction logs filling up the drive because a backup didn't finish and so no backups have happened for a while and the transaction logs that would have gotten deleted after a backup, never do and continue to accumulate...thus filling up the drive. And when the drive fills up, the system crashes and I have to...well, I am going to leave that for another blog cause I am getting off track.

We were in need of space. So not being able to afford a new server or even new hot-swap HD's (they are $800-$1200...each!, HP hot-swap SCSI) Anyway, I ended up putting the mail stores on an USB2.0 External HD. Now, this is a very unrecommened solution, but I was desparate...

That was almost a year ago...argh.

I am re-claiming one of my servers from a past project and I am going to build a good, reliable Exchange server...on the cheap. I will post more about it tomorrow. Right now I am copying the Dell Open Manage program from one of my other servers to install on the new one.

On a personal note, I am going to Palm Springs this weekend for my Dad's 70th birthday. I really am looking forward to it and I am really feeling like I need it.

See ya later!

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