[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Apr 3 11:27:59 CST 2004
Sat, 03 Apr 2004 @ 05:43 -0600, Steven Hill said:
> Because in every organisation I have worked in, the cold spare would be
> shoe-horned into service against the technical staff's wishes. Something
> would go tits up, and we'd still be between a rock and a hard place at
Years ago I was in a shop which was all DEC UNIX. We had a pair of
servers set up for web services, and they were supposed to be fail-over
hosts. They shared SCSI busses and had round-robined routing to them.
The plan called for neither to go over 50% load, so either taking over
would not bother customers.
When the load breached 50%, we were supposed to add a host.
It never happened. Eventually both hosts were maxxed out.
One day one of them failed...
We nicknamed them the FALL-over hosts.
shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["We are all of us in the gutter, some of us
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