[clug-talk] OT: Computer safety
bferguson at cupe.ca
Tue Dec 7 18:46:22 PST 2004
Thanks for your message Jason.
I also heard about the fire. I don't run a server but when I set up the
second computer to run a linux system, I sorted out my octopus of wires and
checked that I had two different circuits sharing the connections between
two power bar plus assorted lights, audio and video. Wiring in older houses
is always a concern.
I have always been told that computer hardware does not make a big demand,
but by the time you plug in two computers, a monitor, printer, server
connection, router, lights, TV, dvd, audio equipment etc. it starts to look
like a wiring mess. Maybe there is no concern but then again...
Any thoughts/experiences/guidelines appreciated
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Louie" <jason.k.louie at gmail.com>
To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 4:59 PM
Subject: [clug-talk] OT: Computer safety
> In today's news there was a fire in Marda Loop that was started by a
> computer wire over heating. I know that many people on the list have
> servers at home running 24/7. My question is what messures can be
> done to increase the safety of servers.
> Things that I've done, (as well as everyone should do,) is:
> - Make sure that the server is not sitting on the bare floor in case
> of flooding, (my servers are in the basement.)
> - The computers are far enough apart that the computers would not fed
> off each other's heat.
> - Monitors are turned off.
> - Another is not having various debris sitting on the computer, the
> monitor or preventing ventilation to the systems.
> - Things that could be done, (but not for a server,) is turning off
> the computer when not in use.
> - Not having octopii electrical outlets, (having over a dozen
> computers fed by a single outlet would not be very safe.)
> What other messures can be taken to increase the safety of unattended
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