… to sound cliche.
So, my precious VMWare node, running on an old Dell 1850 died a couple weeks ago. I lost a drive. I had it set up with RAID0. Yes, I’ll admit I was over confident. I was surprised how quickly that drive died, but I lost everything. I lost years of work: my SVN repositories, my Asterisk configs, my DNS records, the list goes on.
A good friend of mine said, “It’s time to go to the Cloud; It’s awesome.”
… back in my day…
It’s been so many years since I’ve run a server in my basement. Even before my kids were born. I was one of the first people to get aDSL in Atlanta: this was when the phone company still did a truck roll to their customer’s house. I ran a FreeBSD box, (I think 4.5), that did PPPoE with a really old 10Mbit switch. Ever since then, I had a box in the basement doing things. I used to run mail servers, web servers, media servers, network drive, internal DNS, and even an Asterisk PBX.