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 Patrick McGreevy
 To: Jun Tangunan
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Subject: RE: Server Hardware
Thread ID: 226750 Message ID: 228805 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: Operating Systems
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:54:28 PM         
   


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> > I had a client who has an internet connection using VSAT because the school is in a very remote area (no wired telephone connections). When it was installed, a technician from a VSAT supplier did everything. Make sure that you ghost copy the server you use in case there is a corruption, you can restore the EXACT installation. A lot of software is available for making mirrors of the original hard disk. One is using RAID but I prefer an offline copy of it. We encountered several corruptions and the ghost copy saved us from calling technical support. Well, the technical support after installation and payment from VSAT here is very bad.
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> > Yes, I recommend IBM servers, even their cheap servers are good and last long. Most of my clients are using IBM servers and been using them for several years now. Model? IBM changes model every now and then, just check the internet or brochures that your suppliers provide and choose the model that fit your needs. So many choices actually ranging from cheap to very expensive.
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> > The model you have mentioned is already a very old model. One of my clients bought one like that before (maybe 2 to 3years ago). It is still working good but my client already bought a newer model.
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> Thank you very much Tom! Yeah, after reading thoroughly the pages I saved, I realized that the model I am looking at is already old. I think I would settle for Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I tried my best to digest new infos regarding Server and such, and now I am more knowledgeable.
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> It seems I may enjoy the first few months playing with these things. Simple CPU troubleshooting do not appeal to me anymore because I have done that for more than 10 years now, and so the interest has long been lost. That is why I always try to pass my knowledge on that to those who are under me. I only jump in when they cannot fix things. I may say that during those years of assembling and troubleshooting computers, I encountered a lot of deviating reasons why a unit suddenly blacks out or simply malfunctions. Some are very unbelievable at first thought until you think deep the reasoning behind it causing the unit to malfunction.
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> The ghost is a very useful reminder, it totally slips out of my mind. Thanks for reminding me of that one. Appreciate your answer very very much. :-)
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> Jun Tangunan
> http://weblogs.foxite.com/sandstorm36/

Jun,

Do your research on the OS. The Readme file for Windows 7 Release Candidate says it will not upgrade Win XP. This is the version that would go on the workstations. I do not know if it will apply to Windows Server 7. In fact, I don't even know if there are plans for a Windows Server 7.

Best place to check on this would be Microsoft's MSDN site. Check out the blogs.

I went up and took a look. There is a Windows Server 2008 and a release candidate for Windows Server 2008 Release 2, no retail version of R2 yet. No Windows 7 Server.

Luck,

Pat

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Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/5/2009 5:33:37 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by mike castillo @ 5/6/2009 10:44:22 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/7/2009 2:26:11 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Tom Saddul @ 5/6/2009 3:20:55 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/7/2009 2:36:48 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Brian Walsh @ 5/7/2009 4:52:00 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/9/2009 1:04:36 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Samir Ibrahim @ 5/9/2009 9:32:53 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/11/2009 1:46:36 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Samir Ibrahim @ 5/11/2009 8:19:31 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/11/2009 8:30:47 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Samir Ibrahim @ 5/13/2009 8:04:49 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/13/2009 8:12:48 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Patrick McGreevy @ 5/21/2009 4:54:28 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/21/2009 7:11:07 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Pete Sass @ 5/7/2009 6:17:29 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/9/2009 2:34:42 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Pete Sass @ 5/14/2009 8:45:15 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/17/2009 2:36:48 PM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 5/9/2009 2:22:15 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/9/2009 2:51:24 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Joseph Agarpao @ 5/19/2009 9:24:13 AM
RE: Server Hardware Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/20/2009 9:46:08 AM