[rescue] 420R/220R rail kit

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu Aug 25 10:02:47 CDT 2005

On Thursday 25 August 2005 09:49, Michael Horton wrote:
> real sysadmins don't remove power supplies!

*Real* sysadmins fix power supplies at the component level. :P  
<flame-bait> I've got a CompE degree, not one of those worthless CS 
ones.</flaim-bait>  (Actually, I've got a few friends with CS degrees, 
who do more with databases and application programming than I'd want to 
touch... again).

> yes, we remove disks (we lost one moving a v880 server once), power
> supplies, and anthing that can be easily removed!

Yeah, at 300lbs (full weight) or so, those V880s are a bitch; it takes 
at least 2 people to lift them when they're empty if you don't want 
damanged backs.


> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > On Thursday 25 August 2005 02:48, Bill Bradford wrote:
> >>On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 09:18:36PM -0400, Bryan Gurney wrote:
> >>>Having personally lifted a UE450 off the ground (that one's a
> >>>whopping 200 pounds according to Sunsolve; I'd say that's a safe
> >>>guess, considering it had 12 disks in it), I'd hunt down the
> >>>Accuride rails.
> >>
> >>I ended up in the ER (with stretched tendons) after a coworker and
> >> I rackmounted a full E450 as the "middle" unit in a rack that
> >> eventually held three of them.
> >
> > Is it me, or does no one else remove weight (eg power supplies,
> > disks, etc) from machines when they're trying to rack/move them,
> > instead of trying to strain themselves?  I'm quite used to removing
> > as much as necessary from machines at work when i'm left to rack
> > them by myself (and they weight >80lbs or so fully loaded).
> >
> > I've moved an E6500 chassis by myself before; it's a whole lot
> > easier when you take everything out of it first.
> >
> > Pat

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