[clug] [UNCLASSIFIED] Revising drowned hardware

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Wed Feb 28 04:07:49 GMT 2007

Hi all,

Last night's storm collapsed the ceiling in the server room of
the community organisation I SysAdmin for. Apparently there was
a lot of water raining onto the racks, and about 3" on the floor.

Has anyone got any good advice on a plan of attack?

Thus far:
 - recover hard disks from main fileserver and financials PC. Dry them out.
 - recover hard disk from backup server that was not off site enough. Dry it out.
 - test mount backup server data disk on dry hardware.
 - Dry out fileserver. Replace PSU and see if it'll boot (sans data disks).

Presumably I should try get into the building ASAP so I can dry the server
out before things start corroding. Any ideas on how to best dry out a server?


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