[clug] [UNCLASSIFIED] Revising drowned hardware
jarich at perltraining.com.au
Wed Feb 28 05:53:42 GMT 2007
Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:
> Last night's storm collapsed the ceiling in the server room of
> the community organisation I SysAdmin for. Apparently there was
> a lot of water raining onto the racks, and about 3" on the floor.
> Has anyone got any good advice on a plan of attack?
Create a dummy test box which as much cheap and effectively worthless hardware
as possible - check that this boots cleanly.
Test your cleaned and dried out hardware in this box and expect the box to stop
working sometimes. For example, we killed a motherboard by testing a desktop
wireless card which had gotten wet while sitting on a desk during a storm.
Unfortunately we weren't wise enough to use a worthless motherboard, so this
All the best,
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