I'm currently working in Tokyo for a smaller company that has just started serious online business. Recently we have been hitting the maximum open files issue on a rented VPS server causing services to stop functioning temporarily (more or less temporarily actually). Now being a good citizen I informed my boss and asked him to get another server, since once the server goes down we will be loosing money not being able to sell anything.
Surprisingly, nothing happened.
To make matters worse he just LOVES to procrastinate on anything that might actually cost us money.
How do I get the message to my boss, that the server going down is actually a BAD thing? OR is there anything we can actually do to fix it using other ways? (And no, we can't raise the file limit :))