[sf-lug] "Server" Hardware donation
tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Jan 16 10:31:49 PST 2009
On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 21:28 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> I have a couple servers at the school, if you want to come over and
> look at them. I don't know the specs off the top of my head. You
> will have to look at them. They are rack-mounted servers that were
> used by ACCRC.org to do mass installs.
> I will have to get permission from our gurus to see if we can give
> away one of these servers, because they might have plans for them. I
> will ping them and then get back to you.
Cool, thanks. Definitely don't want to take anything that's needed
elsewhere, but if you have any spares, that'd be great.
> 2009/1/15 Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net>
> Hi Folks,
> I got a call from the Hayes Valley Community Center yesterday
> the computers were down. Jim Stockford and I headed over there
> to check it out. Turns out they'd had a new carpet put in and
> the server
> had been disconnected as part of this, so restoring service
> wasn't a
> problem. What was a problem was that we realized the version
> of Ubuntu
> that's running on the desktops and server is 7.04 (Feisty),
> which is no
> longer supported as it's more than 18 months old and not an
> release. So, we need to upgrade them to Hardy.
> This should work fine on the desktops (with the proper
> planning). But
> the server is a different question. It's pretty old hardware,
> and has a
> funky software RAID configuration, and ideally we'd like to
> update it to
> something a little more maintainable in the long term. Nothing
> don't need a whole lot of power or RAM (by today's standards).
> we were wondering if anyone might know of any organizations
> that are
> getting rid of "old" hardware that might be appropriate to
> donate to
> Hayes Valley. The kind of thing we'd be looking for would be:
> 1 or 2 Core CPU > 1GHz
> 1 GB RAM
> 50 GB Disk Space (doesn't really need to be fault tolerant as
> we can
> just setup backups to an external hard drive).
> For more details on this project, see:
> Anyone know of anything that might fit the bill in terms of
> Cheers, Tom
> sf-lug mailing list
> sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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