It’s been a very busy bank holiday weekend at Fubra following an intermittent backplane failure on one of our storage arrays. With the help of our storage vendor, Coraid, we’ve managed to stabilise the failing unit as a temporary measure while we move all of the storage to our other array.

This is taking us quite some time however, as it contains hundreds of gigabytes of production storage. We hope to get this process completed later today.

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Today we had the pleasure of swapping datacentre tours with Sun Microsystems. While we’re not quite on the same scale as Sun we always aim to impress and asked Wayne Horkan, their UK CTO, to perform our weekly generator test.

That means cutting off all mains power to the UPS suite and waiting for the black smoke and roar of our generator kicking in! Yes it worked, and there is nothing like throwing a datacentre kill switch to put a grin on any IT professional’s face…

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Thinking Differently… An update on our Mac Mini Routers at LINX

We have been quiet for a while on the subject of the mac minis we installed into LINX at Telehouse several months ago…

You may remember the previous article, basically we are using a pair of Mac Mini computers to connect our hosting platform to the LINX Internet exchange in London.

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