[rescue] Current collections...
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Apr 5 15:57:00 CDT 2004
On Monday 05 April 2004 13:05, Dave McGuire wrote:
> a couple of SS5/10/20 systems (one SS20 running in production)
Speaking of "in production". I don't really have any problem with that
sort of thing for production hardware, like a DNS, DHCP or other
network service server. In fact, I had a Sparc 5 running on top of
240GB of raid storage a year or so ago. However, it's not always a
The people that maintain "core network services" at Purdue until just
recently had an SS20 in production that only got replaced because it
had a memory problem, and then upon rebooting, its disk didn't spin
back up. The machine got replaced with an Ultra 5 (which is a
reasonable machine, but not necessarily more stable than the SS20) and
its service was back up the next morning. It didn't (and still
doesn't) have a hot spare.
Now, anyone dare to guess what service it was running?
That's right, it was the print spooler for Purdue. Not *a* print
spooler, but *the* print spooler for most of campus. Lots of people
got pissed off when they couldn't print for a good 18 hours...
If they ever end up giving me a staff position here, I'll make sure I
have hot spares for anything "critical" that I maintain. :)
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