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    Moorside Desktop Fan and A/C Appeal

    This isnt good..

    The temp outside is about 21C.. the temp inside is at least 31C..
    I got a server screeching like a bloody banshee!

    Ive got a desk fan pointed at it and no more A/C units

    Gonna need to start shutting down servers at this rate :O

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    Oh dear.. that not good at all..

    Shocked you dnt have some kind of A/C there.. feel sorry for you pal. i have 2

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    Well... once the staf start screaming at not being able to use the PC's im hoping i can "persuade" them to install some

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    You should recommend shutting the server down to prevent any possible long-term damage to the hardware caused by overheating. That might focus the minds upon getting A/C made available, as it should be cheaper & quicker than having to replace a 'cooked' server.

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    Already done that in a mass email and an announcement on One || Zero

    Due to the increase in ambient temperature.. Our servers are starting to show signs of overheating
    Myself and my Technician are trying to find a manageable solution but we may need to start shutting down servers in the meantime.

    One server is already close to becoming dangerously hot this is the terminal server which powers the units in the staff room. As a result I may be forced to shut this down. This will mean that there will be NO PC access in the staff room.

    I will send out an email if we need to start shutting servers down.
    Please ensure you save work regularly, if you are teaching in an ICT suite can I also strongly suggest you create a backup lesson plan in case we lose pupil network access and get pupils to save frequently.

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    "no PC in the staff room" - How (In)convenient

    I'd shut it down... before morning break

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    Just did

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    I still find it hard to believe that air conditioning it seen as a luxury in server rooms.

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    they say they are trying to get a couple of portable AC units.. i'll believe that when i see them!
    Hmm what next.. SQL? SIMS? DC? [BOFH]ALL of them [/BOFH]


    /me hmm we could use a real [BOFH] BBCode tag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
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    Sweet.. Now lets see them have a go at you. can just laugh and say told you to get A/C but did you listen nooo! so heres the result

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    You ought to have a poll at the top of this thread.. "Which server do I switch off next?..."

    My vote is for SIMS!

    Definitely not all in one go... it has far more impact if they drop out one at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    they say they are trying to get a couple of portable AC units.. i'll believe that when i see them!
    Hmm what next.. SQL? SIMS? DC? [BOFH]ALL of them [/BOFH]


    /me hmm we could use a real [BOFH] BBCode tag
    After asking this we'll probably need an idiot tag too but what does BOFH actually stand for?

    I'd work your way through methodically and shut down the servers that are being used the most.

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    I found that the portable units were a pile of dog steaming dog mess unless you could get it nice fresh air from outside. We had one in our server room for about 4 months before we got proper AC annd it did reduce it a bit down to about 45 from 50!!! We did have one PSU go on the DC so it made them hustle the contractors to get the AC in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    This isnt good..

    The temp outside is about 21C.. the temp inside is at least 31C..
    I got a server screeching like a bloody banshee!

    Ive got a desk fan pointed at it and no more A/C units

    Gonna need to start shutting down servers at this rate :O
    Not far behind you, I've just checked my thermometer we're at 30C. I know when it gets too hot as the file server sounds like a 747 taking off as all it's fans hit maximum!! - Normally about 32C!!

    No aircon here either, but at least in August in our new site we have a dedicated server/comms room with aircon

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