||[May. 16th, 2004|04:36 am]
The Veritable TechNinja
W00t. Server's fixed, for the most part. I got the rebuild to complete, both logical drives are okay now. or at least my little RAID confiurator utility says OKY next to them. I went to boot, and 2K ran a rather nasty chkdsk over the C: drive, which found about a screenful of errors, and fixed them all. My media is accessible, and my AD is fine. End result is one dead drive, a Seagate 9.1GB ultra/2 SCA drive. My hot spare got rebuilt to just fine, so I just need a replacement hot spare. I'm not too worried, and they're $20 apiece on EBay.
Oh yeah, and I scored a side job building a new server for the local GBLT organization while getting my hair cut. I'm going to propose this, a 30-slot DLT7000 loader ($1200 on EBay!), and a SmartUPS 2200 to them. Yeah, 740GB of share space ought to do it. I hear they've got old clients with 2K on them, so migrating them to domain logons and mapping their shares out should be no problem, configuring Backup Exec to back it all up to 10 tapes should be a snap. The downside is that I'm going to have to train the guy who wants to hire me in how to run BE restores, create machine and user accounts in AD, and administrate shares. Argh. At least they already have externally hosted mail and web... I told him up front that I'd make a best effort to get him trained, but support is not included outside of what he gets with the 2K3 and BE licenses. I hope it works. I'm thinking about enlisting soliceseven to help me, and splitting the cut 50/50. With a government grant, I imagine they'll go in for new client machines and some new network hardware, too. I figure a 24-port gigabit switch, a NAT firewall, and a bunch of Micron workstations ought to do the trick. Mmmm, tasty network...