During system startup, our news server had…

Sun Mar 12 03:50:21 PST 2000 — During system startup, our news server had problems with it’s power supply handling the load of the 110+ gigs worth of high draw Seagate SCSI disks. Basically, as it brought up the news software, the large amount of disk activity would cause the power supply to go to a low current situation, and the system would reboot. We swapped the power supply, but the second supply wouldn’t even boot the machine. We ended up with a dual power supply configuration with one supply handling the three large disks, and the other supplying the root disk and motherboard. Total Usenet news downtime was about an hour and a half while we worked this all out. We’ll find a larger power supply for this machine this week. -Dane, Dave and Steve

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