Busy day.. waaaay too hot!

Spent the monring typing up yet more Summernats Awards results pages.. – Almost done now 🙂
Then terra (see gallery for pics) crashed, so I headed out to the server room (see gallery for pics) to find out why, and got a bit of a shock.. Aircon unit had turned its compressor pump off due to overheating, and it was 36 in there! this was at 2pm.. Went straight to bunnings to get a second unit.. Found they didn’t have any more arlec’s, so I had to buy a sunbeam 1HP unit (instead of the 1.5HP arlec), which I’ve put in my bedroom, and then moved the arlec 1.5HP from my bedroom to the server room.. By the time I got the holes cut in the wall and had it all plumbed in, it was sitting just over 39 degrees in there.. ouch! turned both aircon back on, and the temp started to plummet.. after 10 mins it’d dropped to 37, so i headed back inside to wait a while.. Have just been back out, and found BOTH the aircons have shut their compressors off due to overheating and it’s sitting at 36 degrees.. hmmmmm…. Will see if it comes down another few degrees when they cool off a bit.. Hopefully..
And terra won’t start up.. passes memory tests (and it’s ECC on an intel server board so I’d expect big errors on POST if there were any faults) ok, and then goes on to load all the raid cards (2x IDE raid 1x SCSI raid), and then gets to windows booting, gets part-way through and gives the blue STOP screen, then reboots before I can see what the error was… If I can get the temp in there down, hopefully it’ll come back up… If not, I’ll put another HDD in it as the boot drive and upgrade it to 2003 instead of XP (have been wanting to for a while anyway), and see how it goes…
If I can get 2003 on there, then I can start my AD+Exchange migration project – aim is to get exchange and AD master off the current ‘earth’ machine, and make ‘earth’ a dual PIII-1.4 dell 1RU server.. – should clear up 3RU in the rack, and save a little more power..
Oh plus it means the old earth (P4-2.4, 2gb ram) can be pulled apart and used for mum’s new computer – the only spare motherboards I have are all AMD chips, so I can’t just transplant her HDD… :

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