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.
I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton
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.