Personalized server management: insights from a data center manager

Started by sigma-sem, Jan 11, 2023, 03:53 AM

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A curious incident took place at a data center. A client had brought a server for hosting, but was hit by an encryption virus. Seeking to restore data from a backup, the customer was surprised and frustrated that the hosting center did not have a backup on hand. The engineers explained the legal and technical difficulties of making a backup without permission, but their explanations fell on deaf ears. Despite their best efforts to salvage some of the data, the customer was still unhappy and left without paying.

This story underscores the importance of having regular backups in place to guard against data loss. Unfortunately, even with backups, unexpected events like lightning strikes or cyberattacks can still cause irreparable damage. It's essential to stay vigilant and keep up-to-date backups as insurance against these risks.

Some people tend to justify unpleasant situations by claiming that they trusted professionals who failed them. But not all services and professionals are created equal, especially if customers refuse additional services, set up backups themselves, and forget to monitor them. Ideally, hosting providers should dispose of the data and overwrite disks after a lease ends, but customers should also take responsibility for protecting their data.

To avoid data loss, it's important to make and check backups, carefully read contracts, set up autopayments, and communicate with accounting departments. It's also good practice to ask providers about backups and how they work with debtors. While an individual approach is preferred, automated alerts and SMS notifications can help ensure timely payments. Ultimately, taking responsibility and being proactive can go a long way in preventing data loss.


About 9 years ago, there was a fire that destroyed a data center. I recall one individual who had rented a server complaining about the situation. He said, "The server completely crashed and as I checked the temperature sensor, it was creeping up to 100 instead of the optimal 20."

Data loss due to fires or natural disasters can be a significant issue for businesses that rely on data centers to store their important information. It is crucial for companies to have backup plans in place to protect their data from irreparable damage.


If the temperature sensor on the server indicates 75 degrees, it could indicate that the fan is obstructed. However, anything above that temperature could potentially lead to a fire.

It is critical for businesses to routinely monitor their server rooms and data centers to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly and within safe temperature ranges. Neglecting to do so could result in costly damage and data loss.


Opting to rent a server instead of purchasing and installing your own physical server is a popular and cost-effective solution in modern practice. In fact, renting a dedicated VDS server from a reputable hosting company eliminates the need for expensive hardware and accessories, as well as providing professional maintenance and technical support.

When choosing a supplier, it is important to ensure that they prioritize data security and overall performance. Reliable suppliers provide round-the-clock technical support and top-notch maintenance of physical servers. The added benefit of free technical support makes this option an even more attractive solution for businesses looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency.