Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at civ.utwente.nl
Thu Dec 19 08:23:43 GMT 2002

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:58:16 +0000, you wrote:

>>And still while the building is demolished you can see one little red
>>light shining on the generator indicating the battery is operational.
>Did you hear about when the IRA bombed the very centre of London? There
>were servers  in the bottom of pretty-much destroyed buildings that were
>not only still running with their disks still spinning, but they were still
>network accessible too! More than 1 data recovery job was done reading live
>data off the disks through the rubble before the UPS's gave out or the
>disks finally died.

Our external connection dropped at about 8:20 because the router
reported a temperature of over 65C and he wanted to restart. That didn't
work. Our newsserver kept running untill at least 8:31. That was the
time of the last posting that got out of the building onto a newsserver
in another building.

I have seen pictures of 19" racks still standing but all equipment had
disappeared from it. As if evaporated.

Peter Peters
senior netwerkbeheerder,  Centrum voor Informatievoorziening,
Universiteit Twente,   Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: +31 53 489 2301, fax:+31 53 489 2383, http://www.utwente.nl/civ

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