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Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

Can someone help me out on how to perform a safe power down on a Rolm 9751 and Phonemail.

RE: Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

Really nothing to down in the 9751. DOWN PDC will deactivate the hard drive and there should be a toggle switch on the HD assembly you can turn off to be safe. Just remember the EPO switch in front is an Emergency Power Off only. . To turn it back on take off the back cover (on a Mod 10, front bottom cover on a 40 - 70) and turn the power supply breaker on with the EPO switch on. For Phonemail from SVI it's DOWNPHONEMAIL, DOWNP is enough. I think from SA it's DEACTIVATE PM

RE: Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

*** I prefer to do these actions while logged in thru the maintenance terminal attached directly to the phonemail box - rather than the modem.  if something happens you will still be able to connect via the maint port even if the modem does not initialize... ***

for phonemail, login the usual way.  see if it lets you execute the command "down phonemail".  If not you will have to login a different way.

I would reccommend doing a "backup system" before shutting down just in case.

If so, try to do it during a period of low activity.  If you must do it during a period of higher activity I prefer to be rude...

do the "down phonemail" command and you will be asked whether you want a courtesy shutdown or an immediate shutdown.  If you pick courtesy it locks out the unused ports and waits for each port in use to clear and locks them.  When all are clear it shuts down.  If you do immediate it blows everyone off, closes the files and shuts down.  it will say the node is down.  Then do your log/log to get out of the system.

Then you can just flip the power switch on the back of the box.

If you can't do the shutdown through the normal menu process then instead of the normal login you need to use 'tech' and use 'field' for the password.  Then you will be presented with a primpt that I don't quite remember - I think it is a >.  You must then type 'c' and enter, meaning 'connect'

That will get you into a confusing alternate command area that has lots of things you can do to wreck the box...

All you will see is a SVI> prompt.  Type 'down phonemail' to begin the shutdown process.  Choose Courtesy or Immediate, and wait till it tells you the node is down.

when the node is down type 'exit' and then 'log' at the enxt prompt to get back tot he Login prompt.  Then you can dump the power as you did before.

*** All of the above assumes you have a single-node phonemail system ***

When you power the system back up it should just come up and run by itself.  Be sure you remembered to take your backup floppy disk out of the drive before powering back up.

Good luck!


RE: Safe Power Down Sequence - ROLM 9751/ Phonemail

Groovin'... Thank's all.

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