19" Server Rack
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The rack is finished but im still working on it and I will add the news here!
   
2002-08-31 Subject: 19" Rack Project starts
Details: The frame of the rack was buildt
   
2003-06-24 Subject: Prototype FileServer1 was buildt
Details: With a 933MHz EPIA and eight 120Gb disks server was buildt but the design was not good so it was soon retired
Addon: Parts from it was later used to build the WebServer
   
2003-06-30 Subject: First light
Details: The Rack was sent into action housing a 912Gb FileServer (8x114Gb Maxtor Drives), router/firewall, "modem", UPS, 16 port switch and a wireless access point
   
2003-08-04 Subject: FileServer1 rebuildt
Details: FileServer1 was rebuildt in the new design
   
2003-08-19 Subject: FileServer2 was buildt
Details: 1GHz EPIA and four 160Gb disks
   
2003-09-13 Subject: WebServer was buildt
Details: Sporting a 800MHz CPU and two IBM disks (41Gb+34.2Gb) in RAID 1 on a Promise FastTrack 100 TX2 Controller
   
2003-09-18 Subject: 120Gb Maxtor disk failed
Details: One of the Maxtor drives began clicking and was exchanged for a new one
Addon: All data was saved as this was not a catastrophic failure
   
2004-01-05 Subject: 41Gb IBM disk in the WebServer failed
Details: One of the IBM drives died and was exchanged for a new one
Addon: All data was saved as the drive was in RAID1 mode
   
2004-01-05 Subject: WebServer drives upgraded
Details: The two IBM drives was upgraded to two Maxtor 120Gb drives
   
2004-05-19 Subject: Upgrading two 160Gb on FileServer2
Details: FileServer2 was running low on space so two of the eight 160Gbs was upgraded to 200Gb
   
2004-09-04 Subject: FileServer3 buildt
Details:
   
2004-09-05 Subject: 2U FireWall buildt
Details: 133MHz 586 with two 3Com NICs running LiNUX on a floppy (link) working as a router and a firewall
   
2004-12-02 Subject: Upgrading two 160Gb on FileServer3
Details: FileServer3 was running low on space so two of the six 160Gbs was upgraded to 200Gb
   
2005-02-12 Subject: Upgrading two 120Gb on the WebServer
Details: To get more space on the RAID1 drive the two 120Gb disks was upgraded to 200Gb
Addon: After some problems booting after ghosting the system from the 120Gb disk to the new 200Gb I realised the RAID controller was only IDE100, but I had a IDE133 in FileServer3 so I got that and the rest of te upgrade went fine
   
2005-02-12 Subject: New controller on FileServer3
Details: Changed the RAID IDE133 to a regular IDE133 controller
Addon: The RAID controller was needed in WS1 and the RAID function was not used on FileServer3
   
2005-03-15 Subject: Upgrading 120Gb on FileServer2
Details: FileServer2 was running low on space so two of the eight 120Gbs was upgraded to 200Gb
   
2005-03-15 Subject: IDE100 controller upgrade
Details: Using 137Gb+ drives on FileServer2 would not be possible without upgrading the IDE100 controller to a IDE133
   
2005-03-15 Subject: Loosing data on 1 disk
Details: While upgrading two of the 120Gb disks in FileServer2 to 200Gb I got one of the disks confused with a faulty one I had lying around. So thinking it was an empty drive I formatted it in an Xbox only to then realise it was a good one with data on it.
Addon: The data was recovered or aquired again from backups
   
2005-05-10 Subject: Upgrading some HDs in the WebServer
Details: See next entry!
   
2005-06-22 Subject: Big HD upgrade
Details: Six new 200Gb disks was put into service replacing six old 120Gb disks
   
2005-07-20 Subject: HD upgrade
Details: A 250Gb and two 200Gb disk was installed in FileServer3 replacing the old 120Gb disks
   
2005-08-23 Subject: 3U ATX Server Buildt
Details: ATX Server
   
2005-10-01 Subject: WebServer 2 Buildt
Details: WebServer 2 AKA Domain Controller WS2 will be refered to as Domain Controller from now on as its no longer a WebServer but a Domain Controller (You prob figured that out)
   
2005-11-20 Subject: HD upgrade
Details: Two 300Gb Drives was installed in Fileserver 3 replacing two 160Gb disks
   
2006-01-15 Subject: HD upgrade and OS clone
Details: Two 300Gb Drives was installed in Fileserver 2 replacing two 160Gb disks (one containing the OS so it was cloned to the new HD)
   
2006-02-04 Subject: Domain Controller HD added
Details: While moving the Domain Controller I added a 160Gb I had lying around to it for some extra backup
   
2006-02-04 Subject: Moved servers to wallrack
Details: Moved the servers to the new rack and got alot more room so I added a new server with only 2 160Gb disks
   
2006-02-23 Subject: HD upgrade
Details: Two 300Gb Drives was installed in Fileserver 3 replacing a 200Gb and a 250Gb HD that was heading for the old WebServer
   
2006-04-09 Subject: Domain Controller HD replacement
Details: The recently added 160Gb was replaced with a 300Gb
   
2006-06-01 Subject: HD upgrade and OS clone
Details: One 200Gb Drive was installed in Fileserver 1 replacing the last remaining 160Gb disk in my servers (The OS was cloned to the new HD)
   
2006-06-06 Subject: HD upgrade
Details: Two 300Gb Drives was installed in Fileserver 2 replacing two 200Gb disks
   
2006-07-19 Subject: HD upgrade
Details: Two 300Gb Drives was installed in the Domain Controller  and one 200Gb HD was removed