Today we've all come back in to school today after a nice sunny half term break, to find the school flooded both infant and junior hall under water, the water had managed to flood my ICT-suite with about inch of water. my Curriculm server / DC server was found still on with RED warning lights, and the fans blasting. PSU was also under water.
I've upload some pics
The kids have been told not to come in the week
OMG, how this happened?
Oopsey looks like the heating system sprung a leak or something there with all that water. Take advantage, nice big insurance claim for a shiny new server
there was a water pipe going to a water tank which the burst at the top, must of happened in the middle of the night. - I've got an e-mail from my UPS saying there was a volt over charger or something like at 2:49am it might have been then.
I have Cleaned out the server and and left it to dry out near the window in the sunlight. there are already signs of rust and that white stuff about the chips.
But I don't think it will be operational
That's horrible. The kids are, no doubt, delighted, but it's not going to be easy to sort that lot out quickly.
As for the server... Insurance... if you ever get the old server running, it'll be useful as a spare or for testing, but I wouldn't want to rely on it to support the network
Didn't I leave my rolex, my playstation 3 and my 60" sony tv in your room which is now water damaged and will need to be replaced on your insurance?
Which servers were affected? Have you logged a call with the service desk yet? I didn't see a call from you today, but then again it was so madly busy today! Just under 300 calls were received!
Last edited by eduabncs; 1st June 2009 at 08:51 PM.
Spark, spark..... buzz buzz!!! V Close shave for whoever walked in first!!
Seconding a new shelf! Makes me worry that my server room is next to the kitchen
Would now be the wrong time to mention cable management?
Oh dear! I think you've illustrated why it's a bad idea to have server rooms on the ground floor - or if you have no choise, why the servers should be raised up off the floor. Best of luck sorting that lot out, it'll be weeks before they'll open the school again I should think, all the health and safety checks that have to be done after flooding has taken place take a while!
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