On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 13:54 +0000, conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
> Quoting Declan Moriarty <junk_mail at iol.ie>:
>> > I'm off to rural parts to have a look at the server on a printing
> > machine. It seems serious enough - Dell twin xeon-2.4ghz w/1 Gig of ram
> > and 68 pin SCSI hard disks using 'RAID 0 using add-in con(troller)
>> Basic model these days I would say. What is it exactly? Model?
> Windows is not supported, and from the sounds of it will be full of
> spyware :-0
All good fun :-). I might even learn something about the facts of life
that I don't know already browsing with IE :).
>> > Where does a lad buy this sort of kit - the scsi card/disk particularly?
>> Dell direct. I ordered additional disks for a mate through normal sales.
>> > What is raid 0 when it is at home? Can disks, for example, be got in
> > Limerick, or Cork?
>> RAID 0 = disaster. Only good if your data is of no importance.
> A good example would be a proxy server whereby the data is just crap anyway.
That figures. The guys who built this have very little respect for their
>> i.e.: no redundancy, one disk dies, the "raid" dies.
Yeah, I reckoned that. It's good for (maintenance) business, though.
It's one dirty great big cache for the machine it's attached to. I had a
previous visit, and the 'problem' turned out to be a fuse. You took out
a filter unit, a fine filter unit, and a fans block, lifting them out
vertically out of a 3ft x 3ft x6ft high box. Underneath that low was the
a cheap dc drive with the fuse blown. Why the %$£! didn't they put the
fuse outside? The thing was under warranty, and the fools sent a
complete drive section by courier from the States.
I'll probably be able to mount them -ro and see what the story is with a
cdrom or even a floppy.
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