Alisa, one of my students from SharePoint Administrator Survival Camp in Vegas sent this picture over on Facebook. After a scary day of talking about the evil technology Chuck, another student, found this dog and bought it for me. (Thanks man!) It was such a big hit that Alisa bought her own to take back to the office. And who says you can't have fun and be a total geek at the same time.
Anyway, the picture totally made my night as i sit her and work on the performance chapter for our upcoming Admin book.
Shane - SharePoint Consulting
I was adding a new web front end (WFE) server to a farm last week and ran into this error while running config wizard.
Task configdb has failed with an unknown exception
07/21/2008 14:18:39 8 ERR Exception: System.IO.IOException: The device is not ready.
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
at System.IO.DirectoryInfo.Create(DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.CreateDirectory(DirectoryInfo di, Boolean secureAdminAccess)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path, Boolean secureAdminAccess)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUsageSettings.EnsureLogFileDirectories(SPFarm farm)
After some poking around the net I found that my buddy Eric Shupps had seen this error before also. http://www.binarywave.com/blogs/eshupps/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=139 The issue stems from the fact that WFE1 had the usage logs set to go to the D:\ drive in Central Admin. When config wizard tried to provision this folder on WFE2 it errored out because the server did not have a D:. Whoops.