[olug] Newbie looking for server replacement

Greg Gerke ggerke at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 07:03:14 CDT 2014

If you're looking for enterprise server class equipment there's somebody on
Craigslist that has an HP DL360 G5 for sale for $40. It needs disks and RAM
but for that low of a starting price...


I'll also go on record that I'm not the guy selling it. I've been tempted
to buy it but with this type of hardware there's the concerns of power,
cooling, and noise. I think that discussion went on here earlier this
summer so I won't rehash it.


On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM, Mikey <dakoris73 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm fairly new to the group and also to the world of Linux, and so far,
> have had a blast playing with virtual drives and I have finally getting my
> physical home network setup. I started with 3 Ubuntu servers, but my main
> server decided to crap out on me, which is requiring me to look for a
> replacement server. My current two servers (Dell Poweredge 600SC and an
> older P4 custom desktop computer) are running good so far, but for my
> learning purposes, I'm in need of a 3rd and possibly a 4th server to add to
> the mix. Since I am trying to learn and prepare for my linux
> certifications, I would like to acquire some actual server class equipment
> so that I can get familiar with their setup, raid and backup
> configurations, ect....., but having a young family to support, costs are
> kinda limited at the moment.....
> Sorry for the long winded intro, but here's my question: I realize server
> class equipment is not exactly cheap, but I was wondering if anyone knows
> of a reseller in the area that sells refurbished / outdated equipment to
> the public for home or small business uses? Or if anyone has any older
> equipment laying around collecting dust that is no longer in use they'd be
> willing to "donate" or sell at a reasonable cost?
> Hopefully this makes sense, and I'm enjoying my experiences of learning
> this whole new linux world, and will probably be posting some basic
> beginner questions here shortly once get things more setup.......
> Thanks again........
> Mikey Furrow
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Greg Gerke
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