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Server colocation preparation
As on the subject... what we MUST and MUST NOT to do on our server when we want to deliver or sent it to datacenter for colocation?
What we have to do once our server is online on the datacenter.
Hi @Wira_Soenaryo -- some thing to consider prior to sending your machine to the datacenter include insurance for your device(s), rails for your devices, power, and ethernet cables.
Pretty simple and straight forward, you can obtain details beyond this with the facility you are colocating with.
AllHost_Ben list is near perfect!
Box tip: Most of the time its best to use the original box the server came in. Usually these are double boxed and use hard foam to protect your server. Do not packing peanuts!
Use UPS or Fedex.. USPS sucks at handling large servers.
Thank you for the suggestion.
Anything we should done on the server side to secure the server physically and the data stored?
On the subject of packing peanuts. I've ben seeing more and more of that expanding foam packaging being used. Yes it works however the "bags" that the foam is in rips easily and then its actually worse than the peanuts and gets inside of the server. Also very staticky.
If able to use the original box. PLEASE do that.
Otherwise bubble wrap also is good.
If shipping with the rails. Please take off the rails from the server. Sometimes the rails extend past the server chassis and will get bent in shipping. Again. More bubble wrap.
Same goes for server "ears". If an take those off. Makes them from getting broke as well.
If have the original packaging then won't have to worry about the ears.
Just always think.. Can I off a 2m/6ft truck multiple times and it survive?
Perfect... thank you for all the suggestion...
The most important thing to do is read the provider's TOS first