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[DPRG] A/C at the warehouse

Subject: [DPRG] A/C at the warehouse
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Mon Jun 16 20:07:01 CDT 2003

Well, since we have internet access at the warehouse, the server could be on
the moon and still be accessible.

We have PC's there to do the actual work, the server is only for storage.

----- Original Message -----

> That's where the people are that meet to use it
> to tuen up their robots with club member advisors!
> My guess.

> Why does the server need to be at the warehouse?
> ----- Original Message -----
> > One of my main arguments for purchasing the A/C unit for the computer
> > is to protect the server from temperature induced failure during the
> hottest
> > parts of the day, since it was our original intention to have the server
> > running 24/7. At the meeting Dale raised the question about if we needed
> to
> > run the server 24/7 instead of just during RBNO. Frankly, this question
> > caught Steve Rainwater and I off guard because we have been working
> towards
> > the goal of a fully accessible 24/7 warehouse server for the past 5
> > and this was never questioned before.
> >
> > The server runs Linux, which is a type of Unix. From a purely technical
> > viewpoint, Steve said, "Unix is designed to run 24/7 and does most of
> > maintenance procedures late at night. If you try to use it in a
> circumstance
> > where you only boot it briefly at long intervals, all the mainteance
> > have to be done at boot. Which is possible but would be annoying."
> >
> > The main reason for building the warehouse network was to provide a
> central
> > repository of files and programs used for robot building projects that
> could
> > be accessed from the warehouse and from home.
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