Centurylink having a bad morning?

Jason Kuehl jason.w.kuehl at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 13:46:05 UTC 2020

If the client pays me a shit ton of money to make sure the server
won't turn off, and they pay for the hardware to make it happen. I;d think
about it. It's a like a colo move on hardmode.

Its extremely stupid, and I would advise not doing it.

Hell even when I migrated e911 server, we had a 20 minutes outage to move
the physical server. If that server can't be shut off, something was built

On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 9:33 AM Bryan Holloway <bryan at shout.net> wrote:

> 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, ...


Jason W Kuehl
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jason.w.kuehl at gmail.com
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