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    Wallmount rack for a tower server?

    I have a tower format backup server that needs to be mounted securely (with ups) to a wall in one of our remote buildings. Does such a wallmount rack exist, or am I breaking out the mig and some angle iron?

    I've seen a couple for 1-2U rackmount servers, but not a lot for tower servers (or something I could modify to accept them safely).

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    I haven't seem anything like this, the best bet will be to have something made.

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    Yeah, after ringing around 15 or so people, that's the conclusion I've drawn, was just hoping an Edugeek might have found something similar.

    I have the contact details of a guy who does custom fabrication, we'll see how much it would cost to scratch-build.

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    Does it have to mount to the wall or would bolting to the floor suffice?

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    +1 for the floor idea. never yet come across a room that doesn't have one.

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    Dataracks do a 700wx600dx550h coms cabinet with the option of a steel door around £200.Videk Online we have a Dell poweredge sc1430 and ups in one wall mounted if thats any good?

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    @Ric
    Ideally, I'd prefer mounted to the wall as opposed to taking up floorspace - I'm borrowing space from a dept and they don't have a lot of it to start with.

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    I recall seeing one of those somewhere in a nearby school. Might have to visit with a tape measure.
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    I guess you could buy a shelf/tray for the cabinet (one that secures on all 4 corneres in the cabinet to take the weight) and sit the server/UPS on top of it?

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    That's what Ozzy has got me thinking - in most of our wallmount boxes that isn't possible (2-part swingout jobs), but the datarack cab + shelf looks promising. 45kg load weight is well over what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    That's what Ozzy has got me thinking - in most of our wallmount boxes that isn't possible (2-part swingout jobs), but the datarack cab + shelf looks promising. 45kg load weight is well over what I need.
    Yes indeed, with a shelf in for the server and ups to sit on

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