SLS DHCP server resetting itself

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    About a month ago, I set up a new mac mini running OS X server 10.6 at a small business to provide filesharing, calendars, etc. Last week, I also switched the DHCP server from the router to the Mini server because the router could not provide static mappings that were needed for the printers.

    However, within the 5 days it has been in use, the DHCP service on the Mini has turned itself off twice. The subnet information is also reset and disabled.

    Searching through the logs, I came across these two messages:
    servermgr_dhcp:bootp config:Notice:Created default configuration file
    servermgr_dhcp:bootp config:Notice:Created 1 default subnet records

    Can anybody tell me what's going on here and how to keep it from happening again?
     
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    Did you set logging to Maximum ?
    Because this doesn't say much of course :)

    Enable debugging ?
     
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    Logging for DHCP was set to "High (all events)", but these are the only two lines indicating a problem. Those errors were found in the system.log. Is there another place to look for more information?
     
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    Did you enable debugging in the syslog.conf file for the DHCP process ? Maybe this will give you more insight in what is happening. I read some articles about things resetting to default, also for DHCP ... No reason why was mentioned nor a solution ... I guess it's troubleshooting 101 :D

    Excerpt from Apple Advanced Server Admin:

     
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    thanks for the tip. That's fairly new territory for me, but hopefully it will provide some more information to work off of if/when it happens again.
     
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    In case anyone else is having this problem, it seems this problem arises when Server Admin locks some files while it is open. I've been making a point to close server admin anytime I'm not making a change, and haven't seen this problem for several weeks. (Still, it's a little unsettling knowing it's that easy to mess up the DHCP).

    Here's a discussion of the issue in Apple's forums: http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2104110&tstart=0&messageID=10325446
     
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    Good to know ... Thanks !
     

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