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    Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    As the title suggests, Do you live in the same room as your servers? and how do you find it?

    We expanded with more people (and racks) so it was "unmanageable" hehe and got a new room.

    What about you? What are your experiences? I think all IT techs should not have to work in the same rooms. Time to start a Union

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    We used to and it was air con as well. Noise became unbearable.............to the point i can still hear the ringing in my hears now.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    I voted 'no' because 13 of my servers have their own room in the main block, however the backup server and a couple of miscellaneous servers currently live with me in my office.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    No, however there are two servers in our office. The primary MX and the Proxy server. Purely because we've never got round to moving them.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    I dont personally but the technician does. We will both be moving to a new room come September though.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    We used to have some servers in our tech room - same reason - didnt get round to shifting them. Eventually the NM got annoyed at the stereo sound of servers and noisy kids and got rid of them (servers not kids to the rack.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    I used to but now have a server free office and a dedicated server room with air con. Much quieter!

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    I will be for another 2 years then i'll have a massive 30m2 office and the same for a server room all on my own

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    We do, we have 7 servers inc PDC all on server 2003 as well as with Air con at a constant 14c, it is hell on earth, we are constantly cold. It is great during the summer but the still. We have requested to move as there are 4 of us in this what used to be an old cleaning cupboard however good old management have refused on the basis of there is no more room!

    They asked us to suggest somewhere that we liked, we suggest 5 places, all of which varied in use, shape and size and they still said no. I believe sick rates would go down massively if we were moved as every other week one of us has the cold!

    We do get double the visitors during the summer though, just so they can use the air con!

    Could we build a case on this then?!?!?!

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    In one school I have a nice office with one server in it but enough room to set up tests etc.
    In the other the server is behind a half wall in the main IT suite. I do tend to sit at it as I have nowhere else to go!

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    We used to until about two years ago. We are now in the old Careers Office next door to the Server Room. I am now in my fourth year of trying to get aiur conditioning into the server room. The cycle goes:

    Get three quotes and we will install what looks like the best.
    The quotes arrive and I present them.
    Much delay [ We will look at this later/ I have lost the quotes have you still go them?/Busy now come back later.....]

    The summer ends, then I am told " The really hot weather is over now, so we will think about this again next year"

    This morning I went into the Server Room and the air temperature was over 40 Centigrade. This is not the hottest it has been, I can recall a day last year when it topped 47 Centigrade!

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    3 people with desks, 7 servers, workshop & stores in what used to be an old ICT room housing 20 desktop PCs. Air conditioned (21C) but a bit on the noisy side.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    @DaveP: Make sure that you activate the thermal cutoffs in your servers... set them a couple of degrees below the max operating temp.

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    Yes, we currently do. ~8 servers, 3 workstations, 2 people, sans air conditioning, and 30-40°c heat. Nice We don't mind the noise, and we can just about bare the heat, but we don't think the servers can do any longer

    Servers are moving in October though

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    Re: Do you live in the same room as your servers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    @DaveP: Make sure that you activate the thermal cutoffs in your servers... set them a couple of degrees below the max operating temp.
    Thanks for that Ric.

    I have only found this capability on our newest [Dell PowerEdge 1950] server. Soon to be our new super Print Server.

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