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NoelC

Cat vs. Home Office Small Business Server

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I put together a small business server system in my home office running on Win 7 x64 Ultimate (I had a license on hand not being used for anything else).  It's a nice little Dell PowerEdge T20 box, which is surprisingly capable given its low price.

 

I set the thing up with reliability in mind, using a RAID 5 array of SSDs, internal and external HDDs for backup, and a good austere software configuration doing regular snapshots and system image backups.  Powering the thing is a UPS that will keep it running for a while even in the absence of mains power.  The power backup extends to the network hardware it's connected to as well.

 

You'd think it would be a good and solid setup, and indeed it did run for weeks without trouble.

 

I thought I had thought of and planned for everything.  Then it went offline.

 

Turns out the UPS has a power button on top that's slightly recessed but not too hard to depress. 

 

UPSPowerButton.jpg

 

The family cat found the spot under the desk where there was a warm surface to sit on.

 

You can guess what happened.

 

No harm done, no corruption due to the unexpected power-down, and the UPS now has a nice new cover.

 

No cat was harmed in the making of this post.

 

SnowNose.jpg

 

-Noel

 

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No cat was harmed in the making of this post.

 

SnowNose.jpg

 

-Noel

 

However, the cat in the picture, though surely unharmed, seems like not being particularly pleased/amused about the (even if only temporarily until the new cover was fitted) ban from the nice, cosy, warm place it found. :w00t:

 

jaclaz

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:)

 

(from the linked article)

 

>I have tested this on 15.10 and cannot reproduce it.
What type of cat did you use? This may require a certain weight distribution and pawing behaviour to avoid keyboard buffer overflow.

 

:)

 

-Noel

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Thought that was the new feline pc virus

 

Naaah, this is it, it actually almost undetectable:

 

funny-pictures-you-have-a-new-virus.jpg

 

;)

 

jaclaz

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Here's mine. Told him not to chew on the power wires but… :whistle:

 

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Hahaha, don't worry, he's fine - was just sleeping like a lazy bastard that he is! :lol:

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