I'll be live-tooting a bit while @uint8_t replaces the lithium cell on the RAID-card battery module :D

@uint8_t the new cell (dark grey one on the second image) is being discharged with a power resistor to 3,8V to match the current cell voltage.

This is the card's home. My old but trusty workstation, iirc it's around six years old already.

During the downtime Zoé designed a replacement battery cover in OpenSCAD. Also the battery has the right voltage now to commence the operation.

It came off! Some hot air was required to soften that glue.

New battery installed, just waiting for the new case print to finish.

It is done. Testing will commence after we get some lunch. and yes i'm aware it's after 7pm here.

@ln the processor of the M5015 raid card was running so hot, this was probably the reason the backup battery was cooked

I kept cooling it with a 40 watt SanAce fan while we migrated the data away from it

apparently this is an issue lots of people complained about online

so we got rid of the RAID card and migrated to linux mdraid

performance hit is not perceivable

managing it just got so much easier! see attached photo of the LSI raid card's BIOS

@uint8_t @ln Wow, what an interface. It's like stuck in the 90s or something 😂

Good choice to not run hardware raid ever again 😃

@uint8_t @ln Hardware raid is mostly used in classical bare metal servers anyways. And why would reboot when you have uptime to maintain and brag about? Kernel updates -- that's for the faint hearted people.


@sa0bse @ln we should have changed bragging about uptime to bragging about availability and security a long time ago

reboot your servers by all means

design functionally redundant systems, not redundant computers

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