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Strange system shutdowns

Posted on 2004-04-16
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I have Win 2000 Server on a new Dell PowerEdge 1600.  I also have Exchange 2000 Enterprise on there plus SQL server 2000 and ColdFusion Server.  For the past two days the system has unexpextedly shutdown at 3:26am on the 15th and 3:25am.

Event ID: 6008    Time: 9:09AM  4/16/04
The previous system shutdown at 3:26:40 AM on 4/16/2004 was unexpected.


Event ID: 6008    Time: 3:31AM  4/15/04
The previous system shutdown at 3:25:30 AM on 4/15/2004 was unexpected.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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What were the events (even informational ones) right before the unexpected shutdown. Have you tried adding a UPS to the server? Have there been any power outages in your area - ie nighttime road construction etc. (try hooking up a digital clock nearby and see if it is blinking the next day)

Is anything schedule to run on the server at or around that time?
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Digital Clock..??  What a novel idea..!!!
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by:Brian Coughter
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I'm wondering if it's my Veritas.  My backup is scheduled to start at 3:00AM
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But what about that 9 AM shutdown..??

Have you cked your Veritas Logs for any errors..?
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by:Gareth Gudger
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>> Digital Clock..??  What a novel idea..!!!

That got me thinking about the Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie sketch on the "Internet Helpdesk."

Where they refer to dumb users as 12:00 flashers, because all appliances in their home are always flashing 12.
http://deadtroll.com/index2.html?/video/helldeskcable.html~content
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Absolutely hillarious..!!!   I am going to use that as a model for my helpdesk support...  What a great link.. thks, my friend for making my Friday..!!

FE
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:)

When I used to work on an internet helpdesk (starts convulsing and foaming at the mouth then quickly composes one self) I either saw or did 2/3rds of what was on that video. Never saw someone take a swig of alcohol although people had come in drunk before.
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Thanks..  I assume it had something to do with Veritas...

FE
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