[RESOLVED] Linux Enterprise ES5 help
I know about nothing when it comes to Linux. Here's the problem I have right now. I'm part owner of a small business and we have a program called FoodConnex that runs on a Unix server. We need to upgrade our server and they suggested the following:
Configurable- HP ProLiant ML110 G7 LFF Non Hot-Plug Server
HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Server
Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 (3.10GHz, 8MB, 80W)
HP 8GB PC3-10600E 2x4GB 2Rank Memory
HP Embedded 4 Port SATA Controller
HP 250GB 3G SATA Non-Hot Plug 7,200rpm 3.5-inch ETY Hard Drive - 1-year warranty)
HP 16X Half-Height SATA DVD RW Optical Drive
HP Embedded NC112i Gigabit Server Adapter
HP Power Supply 350W Micro-ATX Kit
Integrated Lights Out 3 (iLO 3) Management
How can I transfer everything from the current server to the one above? They want to charge me a fortune for doing this. They want over $1,100 for the sever. I found it online for $750.00. After that, they're charging me the following:
Linux Enterprise ES5 - $475.00
Progress Database Licnse - $1,000
BackupEdge SCO/Linux Utility - $500
System Preparation: Software/hardware integration & testing. - $1,320
Delivery & Setup - $1,320
Total comes to $4,615
Our current server works except our DVD backup drive went. To replace it costs over $500. For $750 we can get a complete computer. Then they informed me of all the extra costs. Even if I bought the computer, they still want $3,515 to do everything. $1,320 for deliver and setup??? I can get free deliver for the computer and "set it up". It's only 6 wires. I feel like I'm getting totally ripped off from a software company that wants to take advantage of me on the hardware.
So my question - how can I do the transfer myself? Do I have to buy Linux Enterprise ES5 and is it really that much? The software needs Linux.
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