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    server just died!

    Just had server pat tested and come restart server gets as far as applying computer settings and restarts! Any ideas where to go crom here? I've done the restart and pray bit but no joy. Lack of server knowledge means need advice quick.

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    What version of server software is running on it?

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    It was actually PAT tested and not just a visual? I don't want to start another PAT thread but I would never have a server actually tested.

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    will it start in safe mode?

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    It might not get this far, but make sure you have the Server Operating System Media at hand as you may need to run a "Repair Install" to fix this. (system files).

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    Update: its server 2003. Its now at a stage of booting and got further than it has before. Its letting me remote desktop on to it and now log on at the monitor, but still a brown trouser moment. That thought of we need an new server has become priority now! Suppose we were asking for a problem at some moment its running wsus, sophos, printers and everything else, p4 with 512 ram and its now 6 years old. Time to change. Thanksfor all suggesdions, great at time of great stress!

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    Just looking at event logs systembhas a red cross and says corrupt log file, is this pointing to hardware failure? Its up and running now...breaths sigh of relief...anything i should check in mean time, its not going to be turned off till new server arrives.

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    Well, good news. It's horrible when that happens. you get that watery feeling in your stomach and think everyone in the school is looking at you!

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    Note - do not allow the PAT tester in the server room. Servers are not portable appliances!

    Possible your hard disks are getting tired - nurse it along, don't restart it, and migrate the roles off it as soon as you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Just looking at event logs systembhas a red cross and says corrupt log file, is this pointing to hardware failure? Its up and running now...breaths sigh of relief...anything i should check in mean time, its not going to be turned off till new server arrives.
    Not necessarily, reset the corrupt log and see if anything appears.

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    How do I reset the corrupt log? I cleared all the other event logs, but presume resetting a log is different. Thanks for all the support as usual. Only other problem was the main printer had dissapeared! Reinstalled and its fine (so far!). Will not be turning it off and new server is now a priority! Was needed anyway but its now jumped to the very top of the list. Could be HD's as had a server of the same type and age fail the other year.

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    Leave server well alone, migrate as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    Leave server well alone, migrate as soon as possible.
    When you say "migrate as soon as possible" are you referring to the server or the OP? If the latter I suggest somewhere nice like the Bahamas...

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    Ha! I wish! closest I've recently come to going abroad and then we goit stuck in Florida due to the volcano! Hmm...maybe that was not so bad! Migration now planned for half term for new server :-) Fingers crossed till then!

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