I built this Windows NT server as our primary Domino mail & replication server in 1995 to replace our aging OS/2 Notes Server. The new machine had a very fast Pentium 133 MHZ Processor and 128 megabytes of RAM with a pair of 8 Gigabyte SCSI drives in a mirrored software RAID configuration.
I planned to replaced it about 7 years ago, however life got busy and the server kept running. Then, I planned to replace it again a few years ago, but another server crashed requiring my attention. Meanwhile, this server continued to run. And so the cycle repeated, yet, like the Energizer Bunny, the server continued to run.
Lately, the server started dropping TCPIP connections, requiring a reboot once a week. In addition, disk space was getting tight, with little room to run the maintenance. I decided it was finally time to replace the server hardware.
This has got to be the best ROI that I've ever received from a piece of computing equipment.
I wonder if my current computer will last that long? My H8 still powers up, although I've since forgotten how to read octal.
Do you have a similar story to tell?