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Overheated Servers Knock Out Communication at School District in Davis

  

The district says the effects were felt system-wide.

"There's incredible impact on everyone in the whole organization," says the district's Kim Wallace.  "Students can't access computers. Teachers can't take attendance.  Parents can't email.  We can't email out. So I've seen more people on phones than I've ever seen in the last several months because there's no other means of communication."

An air conditioning unit broke down at the district office Sunday.  The server room got up to 120 degrees which is 45 degrees hotter than normal.

Wallace says the AC unit has been repaired and the servers are back on, but there are many corrupted files and not everyone is connected.

She says the last time the district's email system went down, it took three days to restore.

 

 

 

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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