[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Dr. Robert Pasken rpasken at eas.slu.edu
Thu Oct 26 11:29:02 CDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 07:56 -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > > trust it to a mission critical app.
> Another thing that sort of bugs me, is "mission critical." Have you
> encountered cases where when you step back, Mission Critical isn't? It's a
> mere inconvienience? Mail will still get there if the mail server is down
> for a minute. People will live if the web app is down for 4 minutes.
> Sure, productivity is lost, money possibly wasted, and it forces people to
> think about disaster recovery and planning... but I think often mission
> critical isn't so mission critical.
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Actually I'm talking about collecting and processing Doppler radar data
from 89 NWS radars across the country. The raw data is transmitted as it
is observed at the site and then broadcast to archive sites. If I don't
catch it and save it as it comes in I lose the data permanently. At some
radar sites the raw data is still being written to 8mm Exabyte tapes,
but NWS is moving over to a pure broadcast system. I gave up on Linux
and am running  x86/freebsd and Sparc/Solaris systems in parallel now,.
Dr. Robert Pasken <rpasken at eas.slu.edu>
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Saint Louis University

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