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I have a sun solaris server which die off recently due to voltage issue

Checking with sun solaris support personnel the cost is like 5k or 6k per maintence year support.

I am wondering whether it is worth the price or should i instead purchase a new solaris server and redo the setup etc.

Any advise anyone?

And also is there anyaway i can remove the harddisk in the existing solaris server and put into the new server?

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Without knowing your hardware and Solaris configuration we can't begin to answer your question. –  Iain Jan 2 '11 at 9:10
    
Sun T1000 Server –  dcd Jan 2 '11 at 9:35
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You can get a power supply for that for around $500. It's not very difficult to install it. The server itself is only a few years old and can run $2500+, so you'd still be ahead. For the other question, you can usually just pop the disks out and put them in the new system.

I remember having issues using an existing Disksuite configuration when the device paths changed due to different hardware. That's relatively easy to fix if they're plain mirrors just by creating a new configuration starting with one side of the mirror.

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Your question looks like asking "my old car which is no more under warranty broke its engine. What's the best option, buy a new one or buy a support contract to have it repaired ?"

I'm afraid the latter option won't work as you generally cannot have support contracts be retroactive.

Buying a used T1000 on ebay and switching the power supply might be the cheaper alternative if you are on a budget. Otherwise, buying a current generation server might be better compared to a older box performance.

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Watch out for any hostid based software licensing. The hostid will change when you get a new chassis. –  davey Jan 2 '11 at 10:13
    
Indeed, one of the reasons why I suggested swapping the power supply. The hostid is hopefully not stored on it. –  jlliagre Jan 2 '11 at 21:58
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