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Hard Drive

Finally got time to update my one of my servers. 7 years ago, I made a 468.07 investment for my first dedicated home lab server (aka Goliath) and has made me the man I am today ?.  This weekend provided some much-needed love to server and did some upgrades to accommodate new requirements and keep it going.

  • Updated Drives
  • Added additional GPU
  • Replace fans
  • Install VMWare ESXi

Services on Goliath had already been moved to a backup system (See Tweet), below are info on work done this weekend.

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About a month ago, power surge brought down my W08E10 environment. This weekend was finally able to assess the damage, it turns out 4 seagate hard drives were toasted which included both data drives and their backup. So that environment is gone for good but replacing hard drive and using current hardware to expand my W12E13 environment.


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Still working on my Video skills… Enjoy…



Steps in Current Video:
Created an image machine and drive.
Sysprep image drive
created 3 machine
Copied image drive 3 times
Attached each machine to one of the copied drive.

In short deployed 3 machines with only one installation of Operating System.

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Hectic start to the winter this year.  Already lost a drive to the cold in my Air Side System and winter hasn’t officially started yet. Currently running on backup. Decisions, decisions… should i replace drive or decommission old Server….

20131210 - BadDrive