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    Age of your oldest (production) server?

    I have a server that is 8-9 years old (documentation was lacking in those days) and still* runs as a DC for my Admin network. It chugs a bit when a lot of users are writing reports, but apart from that is my most reliable (based on issues over lifespan) server.

    Can anyone beat that?

    (NB: we're not counting servers kept running for uptime dsw purposes.)


    *Though I have a shiny! replacement waiting in the wings.

    [edit: ok, so pointy brackets don't work in survey options.]

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Has it to have been running as a server since it was born? If so then mines 6 years, if not, its 8 years

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    One of ours is going on for 7 years, although, the task that it does it does well - it's a small webserver handling the output of one of our login scripts and outputting it with bunch of basic database writes (to another server, may I very quickly add).

    Of course, I have shiny new servers coming in to replace my old estate soon... woohoo!

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    I have a server that is 8-9 years old (documentation was lacking in those days) and still* runs as a DC for my Admin network. It chugs a bit when a lot of users are writing reports, but apart from that is my most reliable (based on issues over lifespan) server.

    Can anyone beat that?

    (NB: we're not counting servers kept running for uptime dsw purposes.)


    *Though I have a shiny! replacement waiting in the wings.

    [edit: ok, so pointy brackets don't work in survey options.]
    I'll bet you darn't turn it off tough.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    5 years for our oldest DC. Just getting error messages on the HDD lights in the past several months- apart from that it's been solid.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Nothing really old here I'm afraid. Worst we can do is probably about 5 years old.

    11 year old machine at home sharing my net connection. Fear the power of the P-233!

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    When I was on dialup I used an Apricot 25MHz machine with 8MB RAM running Freesco to share my 'net

    Ahhhh those were the days

    Oldest production server at the school would be the 2 DCs which are just coming up to 3 years old. We still have a beige RM System Base RX chassis from 1999 that ran Connect 2.4 but we don't use it for anything at the moment

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest which just runs as a DB server for a piece of reporting software (but am to lazy to bother moving it onto a shiny new box) dates back to when I was in year 9, that makes it about 8 years old!

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest which just runs as a DB server for a piece of reporting software (but am to lazy to bother moving it onto a shiny new box) dates back to when I was in year 9, that makes it about 8 years old!

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest server is our SIMS server, an old Dell Poweredge 2400. Dual PIII 733MHz CPUs, 1GB RAM and 5 SCSI hard drives.

    Its getting replaced in April, its really starting to struggle.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest server is our SIMS server, an old Dell Poweredge 2400. Dual PIII 733MHz CPUs, 1GB RAM and 5 SCSI hard drives.
    That'd make a nice Linux server.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    I'll bet you darn't turn it off tough.
    It's fine - slow to boot, but gets there. Admittedly, I do stand there and watch it until it gets to a login prompt.

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Our oldest server is our SIMS server, an old Dell Poweredge 2400. Dual PIII 733MHz CPUs, 1GB RAM and 5 SCSI hard drives.
    That'd make a nice Linux server.
    It makes a decent Windows sever. Just not a SIMS server

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    It makes a decent Windows sever. Just not a SIMS server
    I wasn't aware that Microsoft released a server edition of 3.11

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    Re: Age of your oldest (production) server?

    Our oldest server was a 6+ year old Compaq netware 4 server - dunno any more than that because back then, the County installed it and set it up.

    It was our sims server - but when .net appeared, slowly but surely i managed to retire it.

    It is now sitting there lifeless

    Our current oldest server would be our bromcom server now i guess - which is a HP Workstation [lol amusingly named model considering its a server hehe] and tho i dont know the spec offhand, it must be about 3+ years old running Server 2000.

    My old HP Netserver E60 [bought in 2000] is ready to make a comeback in our oldest server running contest tho lol linux fun - if i ever have the spare time and will-power

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