[Box Backup] Off topic: Request for server advice

Stefan Norlin boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 19:35:12 +0200 (CEST)

> Chris Wilson wrote:
>> * Dell PowerEdge SC1425 SATA (rack mount), GBP 626
> We use a lot of these (currently running about 15), but we generally buy
> them with minimum memory (256Mb) and upgrade with third party modules
> (half the price of Dell). Although if you only need a Gb per box then
> that's probably not worth it. No problems so far running Debian 3.1
> (Sarge) w/ 2.6 kernel.

Even more off-topic?

We used to buy with minimum memory as well until a Dell sales rep
called and wondered why we did not order more memory. When we explained
the situation he asked what we would pay for the memory and when told
he matched the price... a bit weird maybe, but now we always call a
sales rep when we place an order to have them add more memory at
the "right" price, so we save us the job of having to order from
multiple sources and get the boxes ready to run. :)