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should a perc5i card reporting a battery issue cause a server to reboot

hi, I have a dell poweredge 840 using a perc5i raid controller.
I have just noticed the server has powered off 4 times in the last 48 hours, all that is reported in the event viewer is that the perc5i card battery needs replacing, which the dell server administrator program confirms.

should the dead battery be causing the server to collapse ?

we have 5 staff using the server as an 2003 sbs with sage on it. its not overly used to be honest, but we can run some big reports.
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StampelCommented:
It should not. Can you post the iDRAC logs ? They would mention why it reboots i guess
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total123Author Commented:
it nevercame with an idrac card
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
can you post the controller log?  available from OMSA
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total123Author Commented:
attached is the logs
oma-16.zip
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StampelCommented:
You are right, looks like the battery is causing you this trouble where it should not.
You could upgrade all firmwares but it is a better solution to just order a new one.
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total123Author Commented:
Is there any chance the firmware could screw up the controller or raid setup ?

In other words, should I make a virtual image of the server first. We do standard backups as it is anyway.
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StampelCommented:
I have never had such a problem with firmware updates with DELL (neither BIOS, neither DRAC firmware, neither PERC firmwares) but that does not mean it could never happen :)
So yes if you can make a system image.
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total123Author Commented:
update
still waiting to do firmware update
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StampelCommented:
ok keep in touch
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total123Author Commented:
firmware update worked, thank you
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