I just started to backup the server to reinstall it in the SSD. It’ll still be accessible until the physical shutdown.
As you might have noticed, it’s not updating since 25/06 7:30. I found out the problem already, but still no clue where to start to fix it. Actually I’m hoping that new installation will fix it! 🙂
Also, now I found out the first server problem that is the reason why it’s at my home now. For some reason I absolutely don’t know why, it get REALLY slow when connected to a gigabit network.
I found this out while connecting it to a gigabit switch instead of directly connected to my router to do the backup… Would be faster, of course… Now it’ll take sometime. Hopefully it’ll be fixed with fresh install. Otherwise I’ll try an Intel NIC instead of this crappy Realtek.
Not that I actually need a gigabit network, even ISP only provides 20mbps and traffic is far below that, but since the server is hosted somewhere else for free, I don’t wish to get them trouble always reminding I need a 100mbps port instead.
I’ll take a shower now and pour some coffee hoping backup finish soon.
Keep you posted.
EDIT: Updates here!
I got the server home today to check and replace old HDs for SSD, but since SSD haven’t arrived yet, I started up the server anyway to see what’s going on.
The city I live has a high humidity level and it’s quite common to screw memory cooper contacts. Even before starting up the server, I took memories off and cleaned.
Guess what? Server is back already!
But I’ve never seen this situation happening so fast, so I’m blaming the exhaust cooler that stopped working by end of April. Who knows?
Anyway, since I bought the SSD I’m still planning to replace. One of my friends wants to buy it, but I’m a little bit afraid of this 10 years old Samsung HDDs.
Keep you posted!
Something is wrong with the server. Two days ago it went down for no reason and wasn’t starting up again.
Yesterday I went to the office and it came back to live for no reason, once more.
But since it came back it f*cking slow! I can barely connect via SSH to it…
So, you’ll notice some big instabilities for the next days and I’ll probably will buy (help me if you can) a SSD to replace old SATA2 Samsung 500GB hard drives.
It means I’ll need to reinstall the whole operating system from scratch, restore database, web server configs… Might take a while!
I’ll keep you posted.