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Policy for spare PC hardware

By nsts ·
I am looking for some leads regarding the amount of PC' to set aside as spares (for replacement during probelms).
Appreciate your help.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Policy for spare PC hardw ...

just have a spare domain controller and a spare internet router...
consider spares for single points of network wide failure: internet routers, switches, file servers, domain controllers, mail servers. stock a spare backup tape drive off-site with your tapes if you can.
the thing about spares is don't look back...
it is lovely to have on hand couple keyboards and mice, monitors and power supplies, hard drives and floppy drives, ide cables...
if you have something you can't limp along without for 3 days (while you buy a new one) try to stock a spare?

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by janet55 In reply to Policy for spare PC hardw ...

I have a network of about 70 nodes. I keep about 3 whole computers as spares. These are old 'retired' computers. For the servers, I have a couple 'retired' computers as well.

We had a powersupply go in one of our servers once. It was an older comptuer and it took about 2 days to find one and get it back up and running. Definately keep spares of each type if you can.

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