VAX-11/750 registry (Was: Reviving a VAX-11/750)
scaron at umich.edu
Wed Jul 8 12:44:16 CDT 2015
I love those server hoists... the data center that I work in at U-M has two
of them, however they are made by Genie and they are a hand-crank type, no
automatic lift. They easily turn a job that could require two, three or
even four people into a job that can be quickly done by one person. I
really wish I had one for home! :O
On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
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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
> 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
> 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
> out of 19" racks...
> > --Toby
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