This morning when I was going over the logs I noticed yesterday my server restarted on its own at about 9:30am. Yesterday I didnt log into my server all day. I checked all the logs and didn't see anything funny. I called the data center and they said they didnt restart the server. What would make it restart on its own?
About the only thing I changed is I upgraded from Centos 3.4 to 3.5. But that was almost a week agao.
Exactly. What kind is the power supply? How many Watts?
What it 'feeds', i.e. how many HDD, CPU & etc ?
Check those things since we have encountered such problem with one server, weak power supply,which at one moment caused similar problem - restarts.
Its a Dell Power Edge SC 600 server that has been modded. It use to be a P41.8ghz I changed it to a P4 2.5GHZ it also has 3 hard drives. It has two 160gig Maxtor ATA 133 hard drives running Raid 1 and it has a 250gig Western Digtial ATA 100 backup hard drive. The server has room for 5 hard drives with enough power connections for 5 drives, but I am only running 3.
Something is fishy, It had a loose power connection on the motherboard that caused the fans not tome come on. I fixed that and havent had a problem untill now.
I think it just may be time to retire the server and part it out. Maybe I can find a nice 2u case and then buy a new motherboard that supports the processor, ram and drives and switch it over to a 2u. The processor is only 8 months old.
I am building a new 1u server, I am just waiting on the fans. I just hope this server is going to hold up untill then. Once its built I am going to swap servers.