Centurylink having a bad morning?

Bryan Holloway bryan at shout.net
Wed Sep 2 13:32:11 UTC 2020

On 9/2/20 1:49 PM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> 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:
> www.google.com/search?q=disk+platter+damage&tbm=isch
> 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.
> Nick

If it's your server, moving beyond (very) local facilities, and time is 
not of the essence, then sure: power down.

If you're law-enforcement mid-raid, or trying to preserve your Frogger 
high-score, well, ...

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