[Wolves] OFT : anyone got a spare server rack mounted

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Sat Jun 3 10:28:16 UTC 2023

Can I install linux on this..


HP DL360 Gen9 Xeon E5-2620 v4 2.1Ghz 32Gb RAM 2x 146Gb 3x 900Gb SERVER

N get it too format all the drives with d b a n one at time or two at time?

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On Sat, 3 Jun 2023, 11:23 Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint, <
mark.croft.lug at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks, I'll check it out. I got that but got 200/300 drives to.do rather
> setup something cheap..
> Going too b slow doing two st time
> On Sat, 3 Jun 2023, 10:46 James Dutton, <james.dutton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Jun 2023 at 10:30, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint via Wolves <
>> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>>> i have been given loads of 2.5 sata hdd and 3.5 sata hdd and they all
>>> need clearing off and setting troo zero i think the distro is dban.. i
>>> was wondering if a poweredge server could do like 16 drivers at once
>>> in there hot pluggable docking bays.. i do not know the correct
>>> terminology .. the server rooms was always too hot for me and i would
>>> leak gallons of sweat which did not go down well in the server room
>>> when none of the servers had sides or covers on them it was all very
>>> heath rob affair and done by the botch team..
>>> Hi,
>> Have you considered this sort of thing:
>> " SABRENT 2 bay hard drive docking station, dual SSD HDD 2.5 3.5 inch
>> SATA case dock, external SSD enclosure + power adapter, offline cloning,
>> LED indicator, tool-free, USB cables included (EC-HD2B)"
>> I just search on amazon.co.uk for "hdd dock"
>> Also, depending on the HDD, some have a self erase command that is really
>> quick,
>> Kind Regards
>> James
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