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Well yesterday I delivered the server and apart from having to start it again straight away (as the mouse and keyboard had to be detected) everything went pretty well.. Even got the tape drive working (yey)..
Did a couple of other jobs too and finally got to close one more down, today I even had a job to do and have to quote a remote tape drive (which is going to be expensive so I might go the embedded Linux server route and add a SATA Tape drive to it 😉 ).
Listening to Slayradio and wishing I hadn't drunk so much alcohol today as my nose is running like a tap 🙁
Well.. A big break again.. What has happened?
To recap.. Went to Norway after spending a week driving about the UK and looking at big anchors.
Was promoted in Norway and spent a week on-board a boat feeling Ill (caught Flu on the plane over), arguing with Angel and generally feeling sorry for myself, finally got into UK (sailed with boat, yo ho etc) and did a lot of work on the vessel, which was problematic (that's me being polite).
Had enough when it became apparent things were being withheld and I was being played for a mug.. Announced I really wasn't happy and asked to be demoted back down.. Got told by everyone that I would be demoted (in pay) and still do the same job.. Sacked someone and then came home (on average I would say worst trip ever).
Came home and still had calls for a week and felt like crap :(..
Phoned on Friday and said I would go back as the "promoted" after finding out everything else that had gone wrong.. Oh my..
Finally managed to get the Server from months ago migrated to the new hardware, still Windows 2000 SBS but at least its now on the new hardware!!
Going to stress test this for another month and then go for the upgrade to Win 2003 SBS Premium, keep your fingers and toes crossed.
Been feeling generally very down in the dumps for the last couple of months, not done any fishing etc.. Read a few more Dray Prescot books (very good by the way) and well.. got by.. 🙁
Well the Windows VM was finally upgraded!!
After a painful couple of hours struggling to get to grips with the OS it finally fell to my hacking skills and allowed me to update it to 2003 SBS Prem.
I'm just waiting on a clean up of the exchange database which is failing to mount at the moment (boo). So I should be arriving with the new machine on site tomorrow morning (yey!).