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Server question

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by theictdungeon, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. theictdungeon

    theictdungeon New commenter

    Just a very quick question about our school server, hope someone can help.

    The server has to be moved on Monday to allow some work to be carried out in the ICT suite (bit of a move around). Can I just turn it off, unplug it and then plug it back in somewhere else, turn it back on and it will carry on working as normal? Our technicians can't come in until the end of the week and the caretaker wants it moved at the beginning of the week! Might be a stupid question but just wanted to double check. Thanks

     
  2. theictdungeon

    theictdungeon New commenter

    Just a very quick question about our school server, hope someone can help.

    The server has to be moved on Monday to allow some work to be carried out in the ICT suite (bit of a move around). Can I just turn it off, unplug it and then plug it back in somewhere else, turn it back on and it will carry on working as normal? Our technicians can't come in until the end of the week and the caretaker wants it moved at the beginning of the week! Might be a stupid question but just wanted to double check. Thanks

     
  3. Depends on how it's connected. If there's only one network cable connected to it then it's likely that you can plug it into any socket and it'll still work provided that there are no parts of the network that are seperated from it by more than 3 switches.
    If, on the other hand you have two or more network cables plugged in, you can assume that one of them is either connected to the internet via the router and is proxying/filtering or your network has been divided into multiple subnets.
    Basically:
    1) Check how many network cards are connected either pysically or in network preferences.
    2) Trace the cable(s) back to the switch they connect to and ideally connect it/them to their original switch(es) either directly with a patch cable or via another another socket that leads back to it. If you have to have additional switches between the server and the core switch, it needs to be less than 3.
    3) After moving the server you can always reboot the switch to be on the safe side. It shouldn't be neccessary but when we replaced our domain controller things went a bit awry until the switch cab was rebooted.
     
  4. theictdungeon

    theictdungeon New commenter

    Many thanks for your response. It was only connected by one network cable so I went ahead and unplugged it/plugge dit back in elsewhere and it worked again fine :)
     
  5. No worries, glad it went OK
     

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