Category Archives: Hardware

TFS Drive Failure

My Team Foundation Server suffered a hard drive failure recently!  I hope to get the system back up and running again soon.  I need it in order to resume development on the engine.

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Team Foundation Server – Up & Running

The new server hardware is up and running now.  It’s a Pentium dual-core system with 2GB of RAM.  This box will be used as the new source code repository.  It’s running Team Foundation Server 2010.  I used to use the database server to … Continue reading

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Upgraded to Fedora 13

I finished upgrading the operating system on the web server/gatekeeper server today.  I installed a fresh copy of Fedora 13 Linux.  Everything seems to be working fine so far.

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New Server Hardware

I have the entire source code tree upgraded to Visual Studio 2010. However, I’m still using Visual Source Safe 2005 for my source control. I’m in the process of building a new dual-core server that is powerful enough to run … Continue reading

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Team Foundation Server

I’m in the process of upgrading the source control (version/revision tracking) for the Orion Engine source code.  I’m moving from an ancient Visual Source Safe 2005 database to Team Foundation Server 2010.  I need to upgrade the memory in the server, before it will let me configure … Continue reading

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Good Wires Gone Bad

I had to replace the Ethernet cable on the database server today.  Whenever I used Remote Desktop to connect to the machine, I was getting a lot of vertical lines and garbage pixels.  As it turns out, the signal was getting … Continue reading

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Upgraded Database Server

I had a faster CPU laying around that I was able to put in the database server.  I also upgraded its memory, switched out the old CD-ROM for a DVD-ROM drive, and installed a second hard drive that I can use … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Server Corruption

It’s inevitable, the more computers that you own, the more problems you are going to have! There were a few power outages recently that took their toll on the Gatekeeper server’s file system.  It wasn’t worth fixing, so I went ahead … Continue reading

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Hot Servers and Blown Power Supplies

When I came home from eating tonight and walked in the door, I smelled the unique odor of burnt electronics! Oh crap, the computer that was running the Server Manager had a meltdown! Another power supply decided it was going … Continue reading

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Database Server Fixed

I fixed the database server hardware several days ago. It was important to me that I got it running again quickly. I had to borrow the power supply from my test server in order to get it working again. Now, … Continue reading

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