On December 5, niall at linux.ie said:
>> Given the price of disks now (damn near less / GB than a DLT tape, in fact),
> wouldn't it be better just to label that disk, put it on a shelf, and put a
> new disk into the box in its Linux incarnation ?
Funny that that was the same argument I used against (!) kevin over
the IMAP/maildir thread, and the hardware (and thus the main reason
it's a non-flyer) involved is similar.
The answer is further complicated than that, and involves reuse of old
equipment, budgets (or lack of), and that sort of thing. As it is, I'm
using a 60GB drive of my own to masquerade as the server in read-only
mode while the real server is offline.
There's far more amusement in this situation than I could possibly
convey without naming names, so let's just imagine I'm giggling
frantically while banging my head on the wall in frustration.
waider at waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me.
<purl> Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck forever.
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