[rescue] The State of SunHELP (new server build, etc)

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Jun 6 15:46:17 CDT 2019

And just my luck - filling the 6 hotswap bays with 1T drives from that
pile of donations, two of them were bad "out of the box" just now.  

Just not my day. Heh.


On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 03:06:56PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
>Long email - but it should give you an idea of the state of SunHELP and
>related properties.
>- DRIVES.  A year or two ago, a couple of you donated a bunch of 1T SATA
> HDs (mostly Sun-branded); I ended up with about 15 usable drives out of
> the bunch.  I've gone through at least half of those due to failures and
> such (I tend to have to replace a drive in the current RAID-1 every 3-6
> months), and if I fill the six hotswap bays in the T410, that leaves 
>me  with only one or two spares.  So, I need 1TB or bigger 3.5" SATA 
> I would love to be able to fill those bays with cheap $100 1T SSDs, 
>but  with all of my current chemo copays and such I just don't have 
>that kind  of money to drop on storage.

Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA

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