Server updates

I thought this will be the last update for this server this year but then I remembered I will update the SSD storage soon.

I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this but I bought two cheap sticks of ECC RAMs. Annoyingly the cheaper one turned out to be rather defective so I went on getting another cheap stick. Thankfully my second gamble worked and now the system is running on ECC in most of the stacks. The end cost is about 24k including the loss from defective stick.

In the process I realized the system has been running with just two fans – one intake and one exhaust. I got that fixed by adding three more fans so the total is now three intakes (two at the front, one at bottom) and two exhaust (back and side).

I’ll probably move the side exhaust to the top sometime later because it’s a bit too close to the bottom intake fans. Moving to the top may cause another problem though as it’ll be blowing warm air to my router which is located on top of the case. The top case is already rather crowded so I can’t move it anywhere else.

Now I think about it, I’ll probably keep it like this for now.

The other upgrade (a pair of 500GB SSD) coming soon should fix the lack of space for my home directory (which is shared with root filesystem whoops).

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