[RC5] stats downtime

Chris Jones fiddles at distributed.net
Sun Nov 20 02:07:34 EST 2005

It depends on how long it takes them to get the card installed, get 
everything tested, and get it back operational.

As I understand it (I'm not terribly well-versed on the hardware side of 
stats-box) the new card is a few models higher, and a few years newer.  
IIRC, it supports a whole host of things the current one doesn't.  Plus, 
it was noted that the vendor won't cross-ship (send us a replacement 
while we send back the faulty one), so we'd have to ship the entire unit 
back -- which could mean potentially weeks of unavailability, during 
which we wouldn't even have the server.

bert wrote:
> Noting from the latest .plan that You guys are going to be ordering a 
> new card instead of having the vendor replace it as the box is under 
> warranty,is the new card different from the one that went bad? And 
> aside from the database and the card problems were there other 
> problems not noted so far?  Is is a real possibility that stats will 
> remain down for at least another week?
> Bert
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