Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-22 Thread Philip Newton
alex wrote: I'd prefer to do it the other way round if you don't mind, and say you have just one month to send a cheque for 50 pounds made out to C A McLean [1] to state51, 8 rhoda street, bethnal green, e2 7ef , or brought along to the next social or technical meeting. Hm, random question

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-20 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Paul Makepeace ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Building reliability is probably your best aim: does it have a UPS? does it have a RAID 1/0 config? Dual PSUs? Tape drive backup policy? Those things are way more important than a faster chip or RAM. your right of course, however all of those

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-20 Thread Michael Stevens
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 11:42:52PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Paul Makepeace ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Building reliability is probably your best aim: does it have a UPS? does it have a RAID 1/0 config? Dual PSUs? Tape drive backup policy? Those things are way more important than a

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-20 Thread Mark Fowler
[1] My first name is actually Christopher, but handily my parents changed [Oddly enough, same here. I'm Chris Paul ... It's an absolute pain in the arse. Note to parents: don't do this.] I know a Andrew Christopher Jackson that's known as Chris. So it's not just Christopher that's

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: Anyone fancy it? I forgot to mention, I offered to do this before, and that offer still stands. alex -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Simon Wistow
Dave Cross wrote: I'm therefore looking for a volunteer to organise this. The organiser would, of course, be given a free login on the server. Anyone fancy it? I'll give it a go.

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:10:26 + (GMT), alex [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: Anyone fancy it? I forgot to mention, I offered to do this before, and that offer still stands. Alex, Thanks for the offer. I'm more that happy to take you up on it. How soon

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:12:58 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave Cross wrote: I'm therefore looking for a volunteer to organise this. The organiser would, of course, be given a free login on the server. Anyone fancy it? I'll give it a go. Simon, The advantage of

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:10:26 + (GMT), alex [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: Anyone fancy it? I forgot to mention, I offered to do this before, and that offer still stands. Alex, Thanks for the offer. I'm

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread John
Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:12:58 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dave Cross wrote: I'm therefore looking for a volunteer to organise this. The organiser would, of course, be given a free login on the server. What's the current specs of

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Neil Ford
A quick reminder of something I mentioned last night. The hardware spec for penderel (our server) is starting to show its age (I don't know exactly what the specs are, but the box is at least 18 months old). There are also a number of people who have expressed an interest in joining the

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: Thanks for the offer. I'm more that happy to take you up on it. no problems. How soon do you think you can have a list of the kinds of hardware that you want to buy? That would give us an estimate of how many new donors we're looking for. I'd prefer

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Dave Cross
At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:41:38 + (GMT), alex [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: How soon do you think you can have a list of the kinds of hardware that you want to buy? That would give us an estimate of how many new donors we're looking for. I'd prefer to

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Dave Cross wrote: I'm not sure. I don't think I've ever known this. I'm hoping that someone woh a) bought it or b) is sitting next to it will be able to leap in with this information. [alex@penderel alex]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id :

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread alex
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: ok i was a bit late ;) -- Snack pastries are dramatic when shapes are combined

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, you wrote: [gem@penderel gem]$ cat /proc/meminfo total:used:free: shared: buffers: cached: Mem: 130895872 125063168 5832704 46772224 63795200 15314944 Swap: 271392768 6909952 264482816 MemTotal:127828 kB if its of any intereset I was offered

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: At Fri, 19 Jan 2001 12:34:11 +, John [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [upgrading penderel] What's the current specs of the machine? (Just out of interest) I'm not sure. I don't think I've ever known

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Michael Stevens
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:41:57PM +, Jonathan Stowe wrote: [gem@penderel gem]$ df -h FilesystemSize Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 3.9G 879M 2.8G 24% / /dev/sda1 7.6M 2.9M 4.2M 41% /boot OK that'll be another disk or two then - if

RE: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in there. I'd go for a backup system before a mirror, myself.

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Michael Stevens
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in there. I'd go for a backup system before a mirror, myself. That could be good, too... We definately need one of the two. (IMHO) Michael

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Neil Ford
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in there. I'd go for a backup system before a mirror, myself. That could be good, too... We definately need one of the two. (IMHO) Michael Well a tape drive would be

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Michael Stevens" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 19 January 2001 14:41 Subject: Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in th

RE: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Who is planning to store data on penderel that they won't have somewhere else anyway. I don't think we should ever rely on our data being there. I have a local copy of everything that I have on other servers. What about applications running on penderel that generate data? Even if what they

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Robert Shiels
Who is planning to store data on penderel that they won't have somewhere else anyway. I don't think we should ever rely on our data being there. I have a local copy of everything that I have on other servers. So, we need only buy two more of whatever size disk we want in there, and

RE: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Gareth Harper
Title: RE: Hardware Upgrade Fund I don't know about anyone else, but I'm quite happy to provide some money, but I'd much prefer to do a direct bank cash transfer (through online banking) I don't know if you'd want to publicise your bank acvcount details on the list, but if this is all going

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread David Cantrell
On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:42:19PM +, Neil Ford wrote: On Fri, Jan 19, 2001 at 02:37:24PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Personally I'd be happier if we had mirrored disks in there. I'd go for a backup system before a mirror, myself. That could be good, too... We definately

Re: Hardware Upgrade Fund

2001-01-19 Thread Paul Makepeace
From: "alex" [EMAIL PROTECTED] [1] My first name is actually Christopher, but handily my parents changed their minds after registering my birth and decided to call me by my middle name. [Oddly enough, same here. I'm Chris Paul ... It's an absolute pain in the arse. Note to parents: don't do