A New FreeBSD Server
bob at tamara-b.org
Sat Jun 24 18:38:13 UTC 2006
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This is my first post here. I believe it is the correct list for my questions. If not,
please excuse me and direct me to the proper list.
I have been using Linux as my WorkStation since V0.98 Kernel, so I know a bit about NIX's
I am giving up on Linux for various reasons which I won't go into here.
I am setting up a Dell 2400 Server for FreeBSD use. I ordered the Big $79.00 CD/Manual set
for 6.1, and it should arrive in a few days. In the mean time I am setting up the server.
The Dell, a dual CPU machine, has a PERC 2/Si controler, with 6 17GB drives. I am in the
process of verifying/formating the individual drives as I type. The next step will be to
create containers, which will appear as DRIVES to the new OS.
My question is what is the best configuration for FreeBsd? I want some form of RAID, and
as fast a file system as is possible. I will be doing a very COMPLETE install, as I like
to do things like switch from KDE to Gnome once in a while, and have tons of office-type
apps. I need a full "C" development system, as well as a complete FreePascal setup. My CVS
Repository is around 10GB, and my Home dir currently has 10GB of additional stuff :-(
Swap drive, should probably be a piece of one of the 17GB drives (NO RAID) the Box has
Any and all suggestions
Oh..... one more thing. This box has no multimedia card, I need to purchase one, any
sugestions on this score?
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