VAX-11/750 registry (Was: Reviving a VAX-11/750)

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Wed Jul 8 11:45:51 CDT 2015

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> Subject: Re: VAX-11/750 registry (Was: Reviving a VAX-11/750)
> On 2015-07-08 10:46 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> > On Wed, 8 Jul 2015, Dave Wade wrote:
> >> Personally I think anything with castors on....
> >
> > No.
> > I have a PC "server" case from late 286 era with tiny casters.
> > But, it was nice to be able to have more than 4 "full-height" drives.
> >
> >
> Plus I'm guessing (admittedly) that the Really Big VAX racks don't have
> castors either?

Most big racks have castors, or wheels of some sort to allow easy
positioning and moving. I do know that modern IBM 19" racks are not supposed
to be moved when laden which got me into some trouble when I was still
Someone (not me) re-designed the machine room layout with racks up against
the side of the room, so you couldn't get one between an extended server and
the room wall when I pointed out that:-

You need two folks to lift a server into or out of the rack. 
IBM say it is not safe to move the rack when laden,

The ended up buying a server "hoist" to get the things in and out of the

... not cheap, but in actual fact a much better way of getting things in and
out of 19" racks...

> --Toby


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