[svlug] Should dust be busted?
Luke S Crawford
lsc at prgmr.com
Sat Mar 6 16:08:27 PST 2010
Skip Evans <skip at bigskypenguin.com> writes:
> So I like to periodically open up boxes and blast the dust out
> with air cans.
> Is this useful, practical and beneficial really? I'm heading
> to hardware store soon and figure I'd pick up a couple of
> cans. I have two 1U servers here that haven't been blown out
> in over a year and wonder if it's worth the time.
I keep my stuff in a controled environment, and I expect them to
run without further work for 3 years, at which time I replace it;
Uh, I don't know of any big data center that blows out servers.
Of course, most larger places keep servers for 3-5 years and then throw
them out; I soppose if you keep yours for longer, blowing them out
might be a good idea.
the big thing to worry about when opening the chassis is ESD.
Be careful; wear protection.
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