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    Spare Server - What to do?

    Hiya everyone!

    Firstly, Merry Christmas to come to everyone! Hope everyone has a good one!

    We currently have a spare server sitting doing nothing around the place, Its only a P3, 886Mhz Server 2000 rack mountable server but it does have plenty of hard drive space as it was used as a file server,

    Its a shame to see it just sitting there doing nothing, can anybody suggest anything that we can use it as?

    Dont really want to go down the file server route again as we already have a mound of space anyway!

    Any suggestions welcome!

    Martin

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    g-a-m-e server!!!!! Yay!

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Print / Virus / WSUS to name a few.

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man
    Print / Virus / WSUS to name a few.
    Already have these, apart from Print server but i dont think my boss likes them!

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Developmental server?

    Use it to play with when you plan to make big system or network changes, so you can get a feel of how to do it in a safe environment?

    I'd love that ability here, but - to slightly change a Black Adder III quote: Money is like socks, plenty of it about but we never seem to get any.

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Proxy server? Disk-to-disk backup?

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Have both of them already, seem to have servers coming out of our ears!

    I like the idea of a development server though!

    Mart

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Setup nagios on it and have it monitor all your important devices on your network.

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    If you don't have a print server, how do you run your networked printers?

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    Send it to me as I can use it at home.......

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by mullet_man
    If you don't have a print server, how do you run your networked printers?
    They are connected locally via usb or parallell and shared, Not the idealiest of ways but works well for us

    Mart

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    If it works then great, but a place to centrally manager printers would be a easier solution.

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Yeah yeah definetly agree with you but i would say that around only 10-15% of our printers have a network card in them! pain i know!

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Don't use it for Sophos server................it would not handle it.



    They are connected locally via usb or parallell and shared, Not the idealiest of ways but works well for us

    Sounds like a confurationial nightmare.

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    Re: Spare Server - What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    Don't use it for Sophos server................it would not handle it.



    They are connected locally via usb or parallell and shared, Not the idealiest of ways but works well for us

    Sounds like a confurationial nightmare.
    We already have a sophos server which runs fine (shockingly!) lol, the printer side of things really isnt as bad as you would think it works quite well for us!

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