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[aprssig] More on the findU server issue...

Ron Stordahl ron.stordahl at digikey.com
Thu Sep 22 14:32:09 UTC 2005


Contribution via PayPal just sent.  FindU is essential!

Ron, N5IN

Steve Dimse wrote:
> I'm very sorry for the timing of the server move with a Cat 5
> hurricane threatening. I'm also sorry for needing to say that it was
> going to happen at any moment for the last three weeks, and for the
> fact that the current server is so woefully underpowered for the
> current findU needs.
>
> With my new career starting October 24, I will have the time to
> administer the second server, something I have had to step in and do
> any time it was needed anyway. What I won't have is the money to pay
> for a new server.
>
> Pricing the needed server at Dell currently, a PowerEdge 2850, Red Hat
> ES, dual 3.6 GHz Xeon with 6 GB memory, and three 146GB drives in a
> RAID 5 array, a server roughly double the present primary server
> capcity, will cost a bit over $7000 with tax and shipping.
>
> Presently I have just over $2500 in my server fund from contributions
> and google adsense earnings. I'll pledge another $1.5k from future
> earnings from AdSense over the next year, which leaves roughly $3k
> more from APRS users (another thank-you to those already
> contributing). If you want to see findU have a capable backup server,
> you will need to contribute that much money. You may use the donate
> button on the find.cgi or wxpage.cgi pages (if you can get through),
> or PayPal donations directly to
>
> k4hg at tapr.org
>
> It feels awkward to need to put the squeeze on my users, but after
> putting out an average of $4k a year myself for servers, with an
> income of $23k/year I'm just not able to do that any longer.
>
> Ranger Steve K4HG
>
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