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As long as it remains upright you should be ok. But if you come into work and your rack is on the floor along with your servers and there are pieces scattered all over the floor you might have problems.
It's only a slight movement if you touch the rack. No hard drive failure yet!
I can't help but wonder two things about this situation:
If the server(s) are owned by a company, why won't they buy an actual rack for them?
If the co-workers did a crap job, why aren't they fixing it?
Either would seem like a good fix to the real problem. And saying "No hard drive failure yet!", isn't anything to brag about. If you're the server administrator, it's up to you to make sure they DON'T fail, especially for a very poor reason like this.
Not a company, a school; money's tight! It's not my co-worker's responsibility; they did us a favour (they were just on tables before, taking up a lot of room).
It's only a slight movement; of course if there was any hint that they would fall we would do something about it. My concern was simply about the wobbly movement when touched and if this would affect the hard drives.
Well, turns out a drive has gone! I read the SMART data before the new rack and it did have some bad sectors so I'm not sure I purely blame the rack! There are about 40 other drives that are doing well