[svlug] svlug hw
shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Sun Nov 25 12:53:40 PST 2007
I have a server that may be useful to svlug. It is a dual Opteron
with 16 250 GB SATA drives and 2 8-port 3ware controllers. It has
4 GB ram and 2 Opterons.
Now, the catch is this server needs at minimum a new motherboard.
Maybe we can take up a collection to acquire a new motherboard. I
believe this server can be repaired for a small amount of money and
serve SVLUGs needs for quite a few years into the future.
If this sounds like useful equipment for svlug, then I am willing
to donate it to svlug to help our group maintain our services.
On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 12:28:41PM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya paul
> - it's turkey weekend ... relax .. let all the goobbling continue
> its gonna die out from repeatativeness
> its gonna die out from actions or inactions
> its gonna die out from sheer unbelief or boredom
> - in the meantime ..
> since i'm one of the bozos insisting that there is a backup
> machine, i'll start working on rebuilding a new svlug box
> - there is a p4-2.4 machine at the colo predating the
> svlug machine that was intended for the picnic and svlug.org
> - you/svluggers can assume it is going to be maintained
> 24x7 ... though not necessarily 365.25 days :-)
> i and any other volunteers can and will baby sit the servers
> ... i'm across the street but will need an access key
> - 1hr turn around or 4 hr turnaround or 1 day or 2 day
> turn around is what one can expect from volunteers
> - this box will have its own "computer use" policies
> dictated by its volunteers whom will be spending their time
> to do the baby-sitting
> - if more hardware is needed ... that is a trivial
> problem to solve
> - fries even have a 300GB maxtor on sale for $50
> though i would not consider anything at fries to be
> "reliable" but is good enough to get started or to save
> $$$ but not necessarily save time, since you will need
> to fix it later
> - the box i'm gonna rebuild, from last oct 2006 for svlug shall
> continue to be my toy and is NOT to be moved to people's homes
> as has been the case in my other donations to other groups
> community boxes should be accessible 24x7 by the community
> - svlug policies...
> - it did exist in the past... its been written up previously
> but searching its archive from the outside is not the
> way to do it, and a simple "grep policy svlug-archive"
> should be able to bring up several posts on policies
> - volunteers..
> - they come .. they go ...
> - prez/vp ...
> - they come .. they go ...
> - the svlug community ...
> - we're here to stay .. and they should have a say in its
> - it is not necessarily the volunteers or prez job to
> make decisions w/o getting the okay from the "majority"
> - sometimes when there is a stale mate, the do-acracy
> and officers and volunteers might have to play dictator
> - another important tidbit for the "officers" and svlug.org community
> - its domain and property is still not in the communities
> name and accessible by the svlug community or at least the
> svlug volunteeers
> - nobody really cares too much that some of the incorrect
> changes has been done to svlug.com or svlug.net ...
> but svlug.org is still under the control of sbay's president
> whom lost the vote to retain its right to maintain its
> registrant status
> wearing 2 or more hats is fine ... however there is also
> a conflict of interest if svlug volunteers cannot do
> anything with it's own domains and property
> c ya
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> svlug at lists.svlug.org
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