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Computers in Basements

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Timothy M. Lyons wrote:

> Ben,
> I have had anywhere from 6-10 servers racked in the basement for the past 5
> years with no major issues.  Dust accumulation  is something to watch for.
> Not a big deal if you clean the system out every 6-mos or so with a can of
> air.  I will say that it probably does decrease the MTBF of the various
> internal components by exposing them to an environment of ever-changing
> conditions.

I've figured that dust will be a problem, along with cat fur :), but I've
written that off as negligable, as the heat from my room is probably doing
similar things. Do you have any environment control in your basement? OR
is it all done my mother nature?

Thanks for the reply, at least I know I'm not crazy for thinking about

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