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Dell PowerEdge 1750 - Blue Screened

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by onoski, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    The joys of Friday I suppose as I am just about finished rebuilding a Dell PowerEdge 1750 server.

    The box was made redundant and thought would make use of it by having it run our VPN DMZ backups.

    The backup software being Symantec backup exec 2010.

    I know the box is old in terms of servers, models, and hardware but for the above don't need anything lightning fast.

    Another reason for using the server is that it has a SCSI card which ties in nicely with my backup unit.

    The backup unit is also a Dell product and quite old too, PowerVault 122t.

    The operating system prior to the blue screen was windows server 2003 standard edition, 32 bits. I believe the issue started after I started removing software that was no longer needed on the box.

    Restarted the server and there the blue screen greeted me. I tried all the usuals to try and resolve the issue to avoid rebuilding, but to no avail.

    Finally, got the hint and took the bull by the horn by rebuilding the server. This time I took the opportunity and installed windows server 2003 enterprise edition.

    There was only two hard drives, so for a bit of redundancy went for RAID 1:)

    Well, not to worry and hope you guys and gals having a quiet Friday without having to go through a similar scenario.

    Lastly, if you were faced with the above which approach would you have adopted etc?

    Cheerio:)
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Not messing around with a working server. If it ain't broke... don't fix it! :biggrin
     
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    You should do something really useful with it and make it into a porn torrent downloading server :biggrin
     
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  4. onoski

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    LOL:)

    Well was working on the server as it was going to replace what should be our vpn dmz backup system.
     
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  5. onoski

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    Michael, is that you? Don't touch stuff like that as my wife is more than enough for me:)
     
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  6. Sparky
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    TBH a rebuild might be best anyway if you are starting over with the server. I would have just stuck in the dell restore disk and started over.
     
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  7. onoski

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    Thanks, is good to hear you would have adopted same approach.

    That's exactly what I did in the end popped in the dell open manager server assist restore disk.
     
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