Recent content by EvilAlchemist

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    Mowing over high PPD folders from yesteryear

    Maybe time for some more Evil production soon ......
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    Network pics thread

    One of the network cabinets at my work i did. Contents (Top to Bottom) 48 port Cat 6 patch panel, Netgear GS748T, APC SMTL750RM2UC, Netgear GS510TPP, APC SCL500RM1UC. Yellow wire bugs me too, just not had time to put it in the patch panel..yet!
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    One good note on this aspect, got a 2nd Dell 5070 ordered today to help with the streaming / recording issue so think I am now covered there.
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    That might be true if we were not locked in on the software we use. As it stands, over 50% is licensing fees to Microsoft. They know businesses have to and will pay for it. And no, not "being a dick" at all. I agree there are ways for others but not in my specific situation.
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    Thanks for the tip on OBS. I agree stability is a key factor and important in this setup. As far as backups, we do have 3 going every day: network, off-site physical media, and cloud so hopefully that is enough. I would love a redundant but you are right, time will tell. The issue I'm...
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    I don't remember all the specs since I am not in front of it. Its a xeon 4 core v3 something on a supermicro board, 16gb ram, and 2 raid arrays in raid 1 with WD 7200 black drives. Those drives are so slow and definitely should not be in that type of configuration. The software is by an outside...
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    Lots of water bills and scanned documents. Noting really exciting.
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    $14,552. 45% was just the user cals.
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    No VMs. Just SQL on server 2019. Yes, there are backups but sadly, only one server. It's a small city so the demand on the server is not that high and can't afford a fail over server. The one it is replacing should have been replaced like 4 years ago
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    Just city meetings .. nothing exciting
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    New Work Server - Dell T640

    Arrived yesterday, new Dell T640 Server for work. Had a lot of fun getting it unboxed and starting initial setup. Specs: 2x Intel Xeon Silver 4215R (3.2G, 8C/16T) 12x 8GB RDIMM 4x 960GB SSD SAS MU in RAID 10 (8 Drive Chassis For Future Drives) Boss Card with 2x 256GB NVME in Raid 1 Server 2019...
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    Work Server Advice

    That is an excellent suggestion. I did not even look up the channel numbers. Thanks It will have a minimum of 48, per slavie suggestion, but i can go above 64gb as in the original quote. Update: So after looking at the current server, the hard drives are holding the system back. There is huge...
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    Work Server Advice

    I did check ram today and holding at 14gb usage just in SQL.
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    Work Server Advice

    With the above config, server 19, 15 user cals, 5 remote desktop cals, sql + 15 cals, about $12,500 total price. City has no other servers at the moment , but maybe in future if need comes up. I have one VM running on an old server 2008 instance cause of some very old software for the police...
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    Work Server Advice

    Currently, it's a Server 12 r2 with 2 7200k drives in raid 1 with a 2nd raid for the OS. Not opposed to adding more ram. I have to look again but I think we have 32gb now and it usually is at 60% usage when the database is running. The drives are a huge performance drag being that slow when a...
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