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Will the dev server come back up after the power is restored?

Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:43 AM

Hi... I'm supposed to be working from home today, but the dev server and the vpn went down with the power at the office. I don't know much about hardware...

The dev server is a Dell Optiplex GX280, I think... Will it come back on when the power is restored at work?
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Re: Will the dev server come back up after the power is restored?

Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:48 AM

Shakes magic 8-ball...signs point to no.

Seriously, though, how are we to know? You should ask your IT department.
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Re: Will the dev server come back up after the power is restored?

Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:01 AM

View PostJackOfAllTrades, on 02 February 2011 - 07:48 AM, said:

Shakes magic 8-ball...signs point to no.

Seriously, though, how are we to know? You should ask your IT department.


Beat me to it. I was outside starting my own generator. The power has come and gone 3 times. So I guess I'll just leave it running for half the day until the power company gets it solid.

In an effort to be less of my usually assiness...
Knowing the model of the computer is meaningless to anyone because there are so many other factors.
Has your IT department configured the settings to auto-restart, for example. I always leave this off because I don't want servers coming on/off every 3 seconds while the power is restored during repair. I prefer to leave everything off once there is a power outage then it can come back on when *I* say it can.

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Re: Will the dev server come back up after the power is restored?

Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

Yeah, I don't really know if they configured it like that. I know when they got it that they reset the CMOS to default. Just wondered if it was a default setting for most computers--and hoping for a bit of luck. Thanks for at least trying to help.
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Re: Will the dev server come back up after the power is restored?

Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

If there is a "D.I.C. Thread Of The Year" contest, this would be one of my faves to win. :D
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