Power Outage

Posted on August 24th, 2006 by

So, a tornado nearly hit Gustavus again. Apparently it just missed us. Some homes and power lines to the west and east were not so lucky. Here are some images: http://pics.smarp.us/main.php?g2_itemId=11509

Once the power went out, the generator that powers Olin hall and the server room is supposed to kick in. Well, this time it didn’t. It needed a jump start. But by that time many of our UPS’s were drained and our servers lost power.

The power flickered on and off too many times to count over the next few hours as we struggled to get all the services back online and not over heat the room since the room’s air cooler is not powered by the generator which kinda sucks.

Well, anyway, everything should have been back up and running again by about 9:30pm or so. I guess we should invest in some more UPS’s to keep things running a bit longer in case the generator does not kick in next time.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/?n=24aug2006

http://secure.kvsys.com/tjohn/v/tjohn/Tornado+8-24-06/

 

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