First of all, apologies to everyone that couldn’t get on the NFED yesterday.
The NFED runs on our own dedicated server, hosted by UK2. Yesterday morning I received a possible hard drive failure warning from the server control panel so I notified the UK2 server engineers. The hard drive was checked & seemed fine, but within minutes the server shut down. It was restarted, but shut down again after a few minutes. After several attempts the engineers recommended taking the server offline for a thorough hardware check.
This took much longer than expected, no problems were found & the server was finally ready to restart late yesterday evening. When it did restart, it immediately shut down again so we were back to the beginning again.
Overnight the server chassis was changed as a last resort, so only the old hard drive remains. This was restarted this morning & seems to be running perfectly. The engineers can’t find a problem on the old chassis, it runs perfectly on the test bench & they are really puzzled by the whole thing, but I certainly can’t fault them & thank them for their efforts.
This has been the first day off in twelve & a half years & I’m exhausted. You’ve gotta love technology!