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    Thumbs up [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.
    "Where are all the stupid people from? And how'd they get to be so dumb?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len351
    ... Our current server works except our DVD backup drive went. To replace it costs over $500...
    If standard,
    Just replace the defective DVD drive with another DVD drive.
    or
    Replace with another supported backup device, such as an external hard drive.

    No specifics provided since you failed to provide specifications of current server.

    If intent on transferring to a new server,
    Contact/check your FoodConnex vendor for supported Unix/Linux distros supported and transfer process.

    No comment on following methods of transfer,
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    The DVD drive is a Panasonic LF-D321. If I buy any old DVD R/W that is compatible with Linux, will I have to install new drivers?
    "Where are all the stupid people from? And how'd they get to be so dumb?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len351
    ... If I buy any old DVD R/W that is compatible with Linux, will I have to install new drivers?
    Current typical Linux distros should not require drivers for standard IDE/PATA interface DVD writers.
    Considering such writers only costs around $25.00 or even less, test to confirm.
    or
    Check Linux distro website to confirm compatibility.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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