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    waterproofing.

    Well after all the rain and flooding yesterday I'm a bit concerned.

    Currently all of my servers are pedestal and sit about an inch off the floor on a piece of worktop.

    I'm now thinking I should move them on to the top of the bench out of harms way.

    Trouble is there's no way I can move the smart-ups 5000 up there so I was thinking about sitting it inside a large flat bottomed plastic box.

    Can anyone see a problem with that?

    Ben

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    that should be fine as a short term thing but I would look into something a bit more perminant also - if you are close to a server upgrade then looking at rack mountable and put them higher up in the cab for water clearance possibly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Well after all the rain and flooding yesterday I'm a bit concerned.

    Currently all of my servers are pedestal and sit about an inch off the floor on a piece of worktop.

    I'm now thinking I should move them on to the top of the bench out of harms way.

    Trouble is there's no way I can move the smart-ups 5000 up there so I was thinking about sitting it inside a large flat bottomed plastic box.

    Can anyone see a problem with that?

    Ben
    You want to put your UPS in a large water carrier....

    ...in a room with known water leaks...

    ....no should be fine

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    I never said we had any leaks there was no water in the server room at all.

    If there had been there more action would be taken.

    Ben

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    Depending on the size of container it may cause the ambient temperature to rise which can affect battery life and also check minimum gaps required especially to ventilation grills.

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    Thanks thats the kind of constructive comments I was looking for.

    Once I've moved the servers up I will have a lot of room to put a big container, or maybe one of those car boot liner type ones, moulded plastic.

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    I agree with TNE, first thing i thought about was the temperature of the Batteries. Otherwise i think its quite a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Well after all the rain and flooding yesterday I'm a bit concerned.
    sorry, but that and then talking about server moving lead me to believe you'd had problems.

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    Hi

    Bricks and breeze blocks are good for lifting things off the floor.

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    Get site staff to knock up a plinth to hold the ups's (upi?) 6 inches off the ground?

    Most networking/comms/office supply catalogues have heavy duty meccano-style shelves that you can build to whatever height you choose.

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    Our server room and IT Suites are 3 storeys up - does that count as flood defence?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Our server room and IT Suites are 3 storeys up - does that count as flood defence?!
    depends if the other two floors are below ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Our server room and IT Suites are 3 storeys up - does that count as flood defence?!
    No - I had a client years ago who had their server room 2 stories up - and their water tank burst and flooded the lot

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    Knowing this place, we wont get a UPS until the horse has bolted (a la the Air Conditioning saga from the last 2 years)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAckroyd View Post
    if you are close to a server upgrade then looking at rack mountable and put them higher up in the cab for water clearance possibly?
    Our rack-mountable SmartUPS 5000 weighs 90kg. Maybe not the safest idea to put it high in the rack...

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