[lug] odd question
Steve A Hart
shart at colorado.edu
Sat Apr 16 23:24:25 MDT 2011
I have an odd question for everyone and really I'm just looking for
Short version: I'm being asked to take over full management of a 3 year
old cluster of Mac xserves. The OS is WAY outdated, and so is the
loaded software. I'll have two options:
Option 1: do a controlled upgrade of the OS and softwareand setup a
currently non existent backup scenerio.
Option 2: Leave it alone until it crashes due to hacker, hardware, or
software failure and then reload the OS, etc etc
Making the owner see reason and go with option #1 may or may not
happen. Either way, it's a crapload of work that does not fall under my
direct job description. Basically they are going to pay me extra to do
this or I'm not doing it.
My question is, roughly (ballpark figure) how much should I ask for in
terms of compensation for something like this? Keeping in mind that
this will be in the University environment and not the "real world".
The "real world" pays alot better.
I don't want to short-change myself but I also don't want to go overboard.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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