Brief interruption of service

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This site and a few services were down for ~12 minutes while I added some memory to one of our servers. (6 minutes to install memory and 6 to figure out that I had plugged the internal and the external network interface in backwards). The recent onslaught of email viruses reminded us that some of the boxes could use a bit more memory, so I ordered some and Vani and I just went to install it.

Who would have thought that a gigabyte of (ancient) PC133 ECC memory costs ~$300? Wow. Things like that are supposed to be getting cheaper!

In any case, the box is now saying

[ask@x1 ~]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       2064828     526044    1538784          0      37524      69084
-/+ buffers/cache:     419436    1645392
Swap:      2040212          0    2040212

which should last us for a while ... This datacenter is oddly not super cold. I'm not sure if it's just because I've remembered to dress warmly, if it's always been reasonably temperated and I just only noticed recently or if they have been getting cheap on the A/C. Whatever it is, I don't mind at all.

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