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Wireless Networks Thread, Christmas Shutdown in Technical; As from Wednesday there will be no one in the school for two weeks (except me on a couple of ...
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    Christmas Shutdown

    As from Wednesday there will be no one in the school for two weeks (except me on a couple of days :cry: ), it seems rather wasteful having both our servers and all the network switches etc. left turned on all the time. So I am intending to turn everything off!
    All our e-mail is handled on a server at our other site, so this isn't a problem, I'm doing a full back up and everything will be turned back on before the rest of the staff and pupils are back.

    Does anyone else do this? If you do, what, if any, problems have you encountered when turning everything back on?

    Cheers

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    Servers are designed to be switched on and left on serving the network. I always leave our servers and switches switched on. At the end of the day you're entitled to a holiday like everyone else. Enjoy it

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    i second that.

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    We used to shut everything down over the hols, restarting was never a problem. This was mainly to reduce the possibility of fire (apparently!)

    This year we are leaving everything running as we now have a portal for those keen individuals that want access to there work over the hols. Obviously the only thing that wont be running is the backup to tape.

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    yeah - usually leave everything running..... 24/7/365 lol

    Mainly down to the fact that I wont be getting to work before anyone else, in order to turn them all back on again hehe

    I'll probably shutdown some areas though maybe - cud set a scheduled startup from the server ....um......need to remember how hehe

    Cheers
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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    Mainly down to the fact that I wont be getting to work before anyone else, in order to turn them all back on again hehe
    I leave all mine on as well as I see no reason for turning them off but like Nath says alot of people get in about 45 minutes before I start so ......

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    I think I will shut everything down over the hols.

    @Michael although I realise that the servers, switches etc. are designed to be left on all the time, I can't see the point of leaving them all on when nothing is going to be used for nearly 2 weeks. Seems a huge waste of power!

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    Remember, servers are like the elderly. If you put them to bed at night some may not wake up in the morning!!
    <this was from the BOFH, so no flames please>

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Remember, servers are like the elderly. If you put them to bed at night some may not wake up in the morning!!
    <this was from the BOFH, so no flames please>
    Oooo, hopefully that kill off our RM Community 2.4 server then

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    A plan with no drawbacks there hehe

    except the work of setting up a new system - but Oooh I'm sure it would be worth it

    Nath.

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    Windows Vista just round the corner...

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    ...so why not intentionally decimate our systems - and then approach the head for a brand shiny new system...

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    I like your reasoning there free0934876234!

    My system is going off so that the server room can be refurbished over the 2 weeks. First they applied the usual layer of brick dust to smooth things over :P

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    ...then they destroy your cat-5 points...free will do.

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    Re: Christmas Shutdown

    I told staff that the network was down for two day tomorrow three weeks ago for firmware update on the switches. This advice appeared in the staff bulliten..... by our data manager

    The network will be down for two days on the 21st and 22nd December. This will hamper staff access to SIMS on these two days.

    No more than capita do already I thought....

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