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Title: Rackmounting Hard Drives
Post by: Coma1 on May 30, 2007, 04:22:10 PM
Okay, so I have pledged that I wont delve into the ridiculous, and I well have enough rack mounted gear as it is, but I am thinking of creating a server backup of some of my stuff and I love the space saving awesomeness of rack mounts. Now I have one full 12U rack with gear but am going to place a second 12U rack mount on my other side of the table. My concept is this...

I place a M-DES-1024D switch (24 port switch at 1 Rack Unit) or something similar, and then run Terabyte My Book world editions from it. Of which is could fit 3 to a rack unit. The actual rack units i can get a mate to make at his metal workshop for practically naught.

Benefit of this is that I can run a server side script that automates a login and rights to a specific folder SO that when my website for my record label goes live, I can run a script to create a login and specific rights to a folder so said user can download their individual purchased content.

duh duh daaaaah a lot of work, but I think it just might work.

tell me if im insane  :-\



Title: Re: Rackmounting Hard Drives
Post by: Keaton on May 30, 2007, 09:48:41 PM
It's not insane. I think it's a good idea, and a new way of thinking when building a server.