There were two problems -
The original shutdown and the corrupt file system was caused by the
failed tape drive locking up the SCSI bus. This caused a reboot and because
the disk corruption was so bad, it stayed in the maintenance mode.
The 2nd and third reboots were due to overheating - The /var/adm/messages
had 2 entries that said:
May 25 12:27:23 enterprise unix: WARNING: THERMAL WARNING DETECTED!!!
May 25 12:27:23 enterprise syslog: going down on signal 15
The overheating was caused by the placement of the extra HD enclosures
while I was troubleshooting the tape drive failure. I put the HD enclosures
on both sides of the Ultra 1, blocking all the vent openings. I moved the
enclosures and checked the fans internal to the Ultra, and put the lid back
on. So far so good, but I will keep an eye on it.
Sun ULTRA 1 w/ Sol 2.5.1. System has been super stable for 1+ years.
On Saturday, it just turned off.
I powercyled it on Monday morning, and except for some disk corruption,
and a warning message about a SCSI error to one of the tape drives, it was
OK - for about three hours. Then it turned off again. Not rebooted - Turned
I turned it back on, and it ran for around 14 hours, then turned off
again. That was Tuesday morning. I turned it back on, and it ran until
There are no crash logs (that I can find).
The power is OFF - Not a reboot.
Is it possible to turn off an Ultra 1 from the OS? The newer PC's (ATX
style power supply) have that ability, and the Ultra has the remote power
switch on the back.
Is there something I can look for that may shed some light as to why this
machine is turning itself off?
This machine is used as a Solstice Backup (Legato) Networker backup server.
It has the CDROM and 2 HDs attached to the internal SCSI bus, and 2
DLT4000 tape drives and 3 HDs attached to a Sun SCSI-II SBus card. Nothing
about the HW config has been added or removed.
I suspect that one of the Tape Drives is FUBAR, but I have disconnected
it, monday morning, from the system.
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