• Subject: Re: Y2K Switchoff
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 22:22:30 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Pete,

You bring up a good point.  I've instructed my client base to back up
and power down on Friday, go home, go party, whatever, and we'll fire
things up Sunday.

Now seeing how this is the dead of winter, and there may be a minor
power disruption, I may recommend that they have heat for at least 24
hours before they press the button.

I trust the OS and we've tested all the apps, we're down to
infrastructure issues beyond our control.  Maybe we'll dig out all of
those old S/34's from the back of the warehouse and plug them in to heat
the room <g>

Pete Hall wrote:
> 
> > >
> >At 12:19 PM 9/28/99 -0500, John Cirocco wrote:
> > >Colin,
> > >
> > >   We are bringing our plants mission critical pieces Friday and bringing
> > >them up Sunday morning.  We have been told that the local energy supplier
> > >expects no MAJOR problems but there is always the possibility of
> > >localized problems.  Since my UPS has minutes vs. hours of uptime, we
> > >felt it best to shut the stuff down.
> 
> I've been thinking about that too. The only concern I would have is what if
> one or (shudder) two of the disk drives refuse to spin up? If everything
> cools off for 8 hours or so, might this be a problem? I propose doing a
> complete system save immediately before. Maybe even two of them.
>
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