Tag Archive | scsi

Redundancy

No, I haven’t been sacked – but I can think of someone who should be.

This week, while decommissioning an RM replica DC (which also functioned as a file server, along with about 155 other roles, as RM are fond of doing), I confirmed something I’d suspected for some time.

The RAID controller was not actually configured for RAID.

This entire time, the server has had no fault tolerance on any of its disks. Which is interesting, because when I started at the school, the backups were also not working properly. All of which is made worse by the fact that this server, when it was first installed, was the only server, and was therefore the Active Directory Forest Root.

With no fault tolerance.

Whoever set this up needs to be beaten to death with their own shoes.