Centurylink having a bad morning?

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Wed Sep 2 11:49:16 UTC 2020

Shawn L via NANOG wrote on 02/09/2020 12:15:
> We once moved a 3u server 30 miles between data centers this way.
> Plug redundant psu into a ups and 2 people carried it out and put
> them in a vehicle.

hopefully none of these server moves that people have been talking about 
involved spinning disks.  If they did, kit damage is one of the likely 
outcomes - you seriously do not want to bump active spindles:


SSDs are a different story. In that case it's just a bit odd as to why 
you wouldn't want to power down a system to physically move it - in the 
sense that if your service delivery model can't withstand periodic 
maintenance and loss of availability of individual components, 
rethinking the model might be productive.


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