So in light of yesterday’s power problems, I’ve decided to make a couple changes:
- wxstarzero.jaredsrealm.net, the 200 MHz Pentium running Debian Linux that is currently responsible for uploading weather data to Weather Underground, will be retired. It’s fairly unreliable (needs to be rebooted every two to three days) and has a lot of strange issues. Plus, it’s a 200 MHz Pentium.
- I’m relocating nightwind, my domain controller/DNS server/DHCP server, to the back of the house, where wxstarzero currently sits. This will help in distributing power a bit better, and puts the server in a perfect location to begin uploading the weather data. I’ll load Virtual Weather Station or some equivalent on the machine and start having it upload the data. This cuts down on running an extra machine, and it should prove to be much much more reliable as well.
With this in mind, expect a little downtime on the station tonight as I make the transition over. It shouldn’t take too long, though.