Am 14.10.2016 um 05:55 schrieb Neo Love:
>> * We buy additional HDDs every year and continue to host them ourselves
>> just next to the newer ISOs.
> Sounds right to me..  HDDs are not too expensive.
> I'm willing to pitch in, despite my decrepit pension.
> Speaking of which, maybe we could all pitch in to build a new buildserver?
> I built my latest workstation for just over 500 euro.
> (Xeon E3 3.1GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2x1 TB HDD)

Having additional servers is not a problem of hardware costs, but of
hosting and logistics.

Our critical services are all hosted on dedicated servers at a decent
hosting provider. These servers handle standard tasks very well. But as
soon as we have special requirements (e.g. lots of RAM, HDD space or
multiple physical servers for VM testing), it is impossible or too
Therefore, we also bought some specialized servers. They have always
been hosted in countries where electricity and fast internet connections
are cheap and where we have a project member to take care of them. But
as you can imagine, this can never match the availability of a real
hosting provider.

In the next few days, I'm expecting some more servers to be set up at
our project member's location. If that turns out well, we can think
about getting additional storage for them.
I'm still open for alternative/failover hosting solutions though as this
shouldn't depend on a single location and person.

- Colin

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