[sf-lug] "Server" Hardware donation

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Jan 16 10:31:49 PST 2009

On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 21:28 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi,
> 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.

Cheers, Tom

> 2009/1/15 Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net>
>         Hi Folks,
>         I got a call from the Hayes Valley Community Center yesterday
>         because
>         the computers were down. Jim Stockford and I headed over there
>         tonight
>         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
>         "LTS"
>         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
>         fancy,
>         don't need a whole lot of power or RAM (by today's standards).
>         Anyway,
>         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:
>         http://sf-lug.com/wiki/doku.php?id=lug_projects:hayes_valley_community_center_computer_lab
>         Anyone know of anything that might fit the bill in terms of
>         hardware
>         donation?
>         Cheers, Tom
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> -- 
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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