Server problems

So as most of you noticed I had problems with the server and it was down for a day, I’m not exactly sure what was wrong. But /dev/hda3 got errors and automatically remounted as read-only per /etc/fstab, I tried `fsck -y /dev/hda3`, it finished, rebooted, server came up but sshd (or any other services) didn’t come back up.

Submitted a trouble ticket to ServerBeach and they put in a new hard drive and re-generated the server, with the old hard drive in there as well (though they forgot to mount it). I suspect it was a hard drive failure, but I can never really know… Took them a day to get it up though. Trevor and I spent about 3.5 hours getting everything back up and running.

I got another server from ServerMatrix, if it works out well I will be migrating the stuff over in the following weeks. Here’s the server stats:

  • Server: Super Server 2.8 GHz
  • Primary HDD: 80GB Hard Drive
  • Secondary HDD: 80 GB Hard Drive
  • Drive Controller: IDE
  • RAM: 1024 MB RAM
  • Number of ips: 5 IP Addresses
  • Bandwidth: 1200 GB Bandwidth
  • Uplink Port Speed: 100 Mbps Uplink
  • Web Analytics: Urchin 100 profiles
  • Database: None
  • Backup Service: NAS 20GB
  • Operating System: Debian (stable)
  • Server Management Plan: Silver
  • Control Panel: None
  • Firewall: None
  • VPS Software: None
  • Salesperson:
  • Special Requests or Comments: Sarge version

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