• Subject: RE: DASD failure
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 18:08:24 -0500

Just another reason to leave the system up all the time.  Were they
hoping to save $5.98 in power costs ?    :-)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: DAsmussen@aol.com [SMTP:DAsmussen@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 1:56 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: DASD failure
> Paul,
> In a message dated 98-07-21 01:43:29 EDT, you write:
> > Don't forget that's MEAN time between (or is it before) failure.
> There are
> >  drives at both ends of that bell-shaped curve...
> Yes, but there _were_ some bad drives that went out last year.  They
> worked
> fine until you shut down the system for an extended period of time
> (say, over
> Christmas holiday and say, operations had quit backing up your source
> with
> BRMS because it "took too long" and say, you lucked out and found a
> manual
> backup from two weeks prior on the "scratch" pile else you'd be back
> to July
> and say, you had just come off of mandatory 50-hour weeks prior to
> Christmas
> and say, you were _REALLY_ upset and _STILL_ get steamed when you
> think about
> it).  Ahem, _anyhow_, we lost six drives over Christmas when the
> machines were
> "quiesced".  Shades of the old "J" drives...
> Regards!
> Dean Asmussen
> Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
> Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
> E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
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