I need to configure a notebook to "backup" a live-database for 10 years.
The client wants to open the notebook in, let's say, 7 years, start the OS, open up his applications, check some data, shut it down again. It's like a long-term-live-backup-system. I advised him, that maybe a VM with the running DB + clients + virtual storage, saved on an archival DVD / BluRay / tape / SSD (whatever) would be a better and more flexible idea. He was thrilled and said I should do that, too...
So now I need a notebook which has the chance to start up again in ten years.
Ordinarily, every system should be able to provide that, if the hardware is stored in a safe place (temperature, etc.) but maybe somebody here knows of a very stable / durable notebook I could use.
Of course they will be needing a CMOS battery and maybe a new PSU or something, but the main system has to be up and running again on very short notice.
Somebody got any experience in this and could provide me with some info / thoughts?
Edit: tl;dr: I need a "durable" laptop, which will be powered off for 10 years and still has a chance to be up and running again on short notice, with no to few expectable hardware failures.