Nothing but a downed server helps to get the heart racing...



  • So I'm at work today performing server maintenance, rebooting for windows updates and specifically Cloning my Production XenServer USB drive.

    So I shutdown everything, remove the USB from my XenServer, and go and clone it. (40 minutes later) I go and reconnect the USB to my XenServer, and it's in a reboot cycle.

    I'm thinking $%^& $%^& $%^& and S%^& D^&* !!!! WTF %^&

    When I reconnected the USB boot disk to my XenServer I decided to connect a keyboard to it as well (it's useful right?) well the keyboard was in our IT Room so I figured it must be A-OK. Nope damn thing had the Windows Key and ALT key stuck in.

    OK well ^&*(, force power off to the host, pull the Keyboard, and Power up my XenServer.

    And we're cooking with Fire again.

    Nothing like a downed server to get the heart racing.....

    That's my Saturday....



  • @DustinB3403

    Your mind races because it can be anywhere from a 2 minute fix of a stuck key to a weekend lost rebuilding a server.



  • @BRRABill said:

    @DustinB3403

    Your mind races because it can be anywhere from a 2 minute fix of a stuck key to a weekend lost rebuilding a server.

    Exactly, I was thinking, "Aww S89+ here goes my weekend"

    And it was just a simple fix.


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