Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

... an imcompetant group of IT staffers (which BTW ne "my web staffers").

Our production webserver needed to be physically moved from point A to point B (two miles away). Our FreeBSD 5.3 was not officially supported at the time (only AIX, SUSE, and other flavors of the month were supported).

After the move was completed, my web staff noticed a developing trend that pertained to unexplicable system reboots. Many bad things were being said about our webserver's reliability, and we were told that we were using an unstable (and unsupported) FreeBSD build. "You must move to something reliable", we were told.

As directed, we investigated the available "supported" operating systems, and found a reasonable target for our web applications. In the meantime, our server had finally suffered a painful death.

My team insisted on doing a server post-mortem, only to discover that the chassis dual-power-supplies had been subjected to an overvoltage condition of 220VAC, rather than the nominal 110VAC.

Somehow (and miraculously via deus ex machina), a new power supply became available and was installed into our server.

To this day, (after over 200 days of uptime), our server has never been rebooted.

Hmmm... Fancy that!

Where do you want *them* to go today?

In reply to Re: My computer's last downtime was due to... by thezip
in thread My computer's last downtime was due to... by wardk

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others browsing the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2018-05-28 02:02 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?