It’s easy to burnout with this job. Mentally, I mean.
I’ve been irritated that I didn’t have a hardware RAID 1 running on my new server; it was hot swap drives connected to and LSI SATA/SAS controller. For whatever reason, I overlooked the RAID array creation option in the HBA BIOS, and just ended up installing Server 2003 and setting up………… software mirroring…… (a grave sin). I am ashamed to say this. Well I come back from vacation, only to find that my software mirror had already failed! I got what I deserved I guess. So I think, there is no way this controller is just JBOD. So I reboot the server, go back into the HBA BIOS, and I find the RAID option in 2 seconds. What an idiot. I reload the OS and everything is peachy. Performance is quite good now as well.
I wonder what other epiphanies I’ll have now that I’m back.