Hi Andy, My 4 RACHEL Plus CAPs all had some problem when I arrived in Ghana. I believe the problem was related to the CAPs losing power for extended periods of time. All of them displayed no modules present. When I rebooted them, three of them came back up with modules, but then a day later, one of them once again displayed no modules present. I don’t know if the two other remote CAPs continued to work or if they failed again. I did lose all of the content on the two that kept failing.
I’ve been working with James Kainer, who has come up with a fantastic solution for me. Since expertise is so hard to come by in many areas and my time there is very limited, he’s developed a way to take a RACHEL Plus V3 and upgrade it to version 3.0.2. Once it’s at version 3.0.2 I can remove the existing disk and add a new disk that I will load up as version 3.0.2 as well, then load all of the desired modules. I can then remove that disk & place it in any 3.0.2 RACHEL Plus V3 at version 3.0.2. This way, when there’s a disk failure, I can create a number of disks in my office then either ship them or carry them to the existing site. Once in the field, all I have to do is replace the current hard disk with the new one & it’s all ready to go. I can also leave extra pre-configured disks at a site in case they have a disk failure later.
I have not tried the new method yet, but I’m very optimistic.