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Zebra server power failure, with victims

Zebra server was knocked offline by a power failure.
Power surge did take a victim as well – server’s power supply, a custom Dell OEM Lite-On model* got it’s standby circuit fried. It now only reads 2.5v (instead of 5v) when connected to mainboard. PSU does turn on without load but not with a mainboard connected. Sad. This was a good PSU, well made and very silent.
Well, at least the rest of the hardware seems intact.
I’ve temporarily installed an old 230W Hipro from an IBM Thinkcentre as a replacement. Won’t use it as a permanent replacement though, because the fan is way too loud.

Will have to go emergency PSU shopping.

EDIT: August 31st, 2018. One of servers hard drives started going south. It’s not the root FS drive, but since most of my servers 12 HDDs are of comparable age (except maybe for an 250 GB 3.5″ Samsung which is much older than the others) I have decided to get a cheap PCI-E x2 M.2 SSD and move my Linux root FS out of magnetic storage.

As for the new PSU, I’ve bought an 430W Seasonic S12II. It’s rating is overkill for my needs, but it’s dead silent, well built and has enough plugs to power my 8 SATA drives (other 4 HDDs are connected via USB. 2 internal and 2 external) without the need of any cable splitters or wiring mods.

* – my server is not a Dell, only the PSU was.

Raspis server move

I will be moving Raspis server to a new location soon. I have not decided on a date yet, but it will probably be next week.
Will keep you updated.

Raspis maintenance

Raspis server is undergoing maintenance. Service disruptions are possible.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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DNS disruption. And some good news.

Old Raspis domain (raspis.ddscentral.org) was temporarily unavailable due to Dyn updating the wrong DNS record (I use Dyn for DNS back-end hosts). Now it’s fixed.

For the good news, I’ve got some new builds of AndEx and RaspAnd. Some of you were asking for them. I will have them uploaded soon.

Zebra is down due to power issues (back up)

Zebra server is down due to power issues. Will update.
UPDATE: back up.

Raspis issues (again :( ). Update: back up

May 14th, 4.00 PM EEST: Raspis is down again, reason unknown. Hope it’s just the ISP. All was working fine an hour ago.
May 14th, 6.00 PM EEST: Back online. Downtime probably caused by a power issue.

Raspis server is having serious issues. Will keep you updated here.

April 16th, 12:40 PM EEST: Raspis is down, probably another software crash. I’m working to get it fixed. Will update where there are any news. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you need any stuff from Raspis, let me know, dds[alpha]ddscentral.org.

April 16th, 8:50 PM EEST: back online.
April 17th, 1:15 AM: down again, WTF ?
April 17th, 4:10 PM: back online. Added a script to check connectivity every 10 min. This should help avoid downtime (update: it didn’t).
April 17th, 8:00 PM: This thing is trolling me. Months of absolutely no issues and now it works like s**t, crashing and rebooting like every 2 hours. I’m terribly sorry folks 🙁
I’m doing the best I can to fix this, yet it seems that’s not enough. This makes me feel like an absolute and total CRAP.
Will try to put up a mirror of Raspis public downloads on Zebra.
I promise to work harder tomorrow to finally figure out what the devil is going on with than server and return it to stable operation again.
April 17th, 10:00 PM: It came back online. By itself. What the f***. Will keep the server as is until I can have a look at at (physically) tomorrow.

New domain for Raspis

Raspis server now accessible under it’s own second-level domain, https://raspis.eu/
Old subdomain under ddscentral.org will continue to work but will redirect all links to the new domain.

Zebra server maintenance

Zebra server (zebra.ddscentral.org) offline for maintenance.
Sorry for incovenience.
Will update this post when maintenance is complete.

UPDATE 9.00 PM EET: Server back online.

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