From: Slashdot – NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

Posted on 2013/03/31


a quick re-post from Slashdot http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/03/31/1230255/netware-312-server-taken-down-after-16-years-of-continuous-duty?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty by samzenpus
An anonymous reader writes “Ars Technica’s Peter Bright reports on a Netware 3.12 server that has been decommissioned after over 16 years of continuous operation. The plug was pulled when noise from the server’s hard drives become intolerable. From the article: ‘It’s September 23, 1996. It’s a Monday. The Macarena is pumping out of the office radio, mid-way through its 14 week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, doing little to improve the usual Monday gloom…Sixteen and a half years later, INTEL’s hard disks—a pair of full height 5.25 inch 800 MB Quantum SCSI devices—are making some disconcerting noises from their bearings, and you’re tired of the complaints. It’s time to turn off the old warhorse.'”

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