[ILUG] Should I get a new server?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Sat Jun 16 16:59:30 IST 2007
On 16 Jun 2007, at 16:31, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> It used to be my only machine,but now it functions as a server,
> and in fact is quite hard to access as it is in a linen cupboard.
A nice cool environment for a server.
> The machine works perfectly, and is my conduit to the world via Sir
> Anthony's excellent ADSL service.
I think Sir Anthony has now given up the DSL business - found a few
cobbers to take it off his hands.
> But I feel slightly ashamed of this ancient piece of hardware,
> and feel it really ought to be re-cycled.
If it ain't broke, why fix it?
> If so, can I find a new server satisfying the following criteria:
> 1. Reasonably cheap;
> 2. Takes SCSI disks
Mutually excluded by 1. Although you could add a PCI SCSI controller,
why would you want one?
> 3. Will last for 10 years
Probably as likely to last as the last one, with the exception of the
new disks, which IME are becoming less long lasting.
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