November 21st, 2011, 10:03 PM
We have a large server upgrade project coming up. Can anyone recommend a good server lift?
November 22nd, 2011, 09:55 AM
As many servers can be quite heavy I would highly suggesting lifting with your knees and not your back. I would also advise in using the "buddy system". A sturdy cart might be useful if you intend to move it more than 100 ft.
November 22nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
There are hydraulic moving jacks/dollies available if you have the budget but I don't know any brand names, try google for computer dolly, cabinet jack, etc. I once helped move a mainframe cabinet, and we had to use 4 hydraulic jack dollies, the thing must have weighed 5000 pounds or so.
As Adam said, be careful about lifting if you do it yourself. Sometimes a good heavy-duty hand truck (or two) can be helpful.
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December 17th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I was thinking something electric and specialized for the datacenter. I recently came across the ServerLIFT SL-500X and it loots pretty cool
January 21st, 2012, 11:57 AM
I don't know any specific models but one thing from my experience you want to look for is a server lift that goes higher than 5 feet. The one we have in the data center I work at only goes about 5 feet so you pretty much have to rely on the buddy system if you want to rack a server bigger than 1-2U above say 30U on the rack.