How dangerous is 5.2 for production use
rebehn at ant.uni-bremen.de
Fri Jan 23 00:47:47 PST 2004
I am considering switching our "production" server from 4.9 to 5.2.
"production" means that it serves some 20 people at our university
Unfortunately the machine crashes occasionally which would be tolerable
if it was up again immediately. However the fsck of our 300+500 GB RAIDs
takes almost an hour and that's why i want to switch to 5.x because it
fscks in the background.
The machine is an ASUS A7V333 with AMD XP 1800+ and 512 MB RAM, 3ware
It provides the 'usual' services:
- LPD printing
- LDAP User, mail aliases, automount info
- IMP Webmail
So, no fancy hard- or software, i guess.
Would it be very hazardous to sitch to 5.2 already now?
Another thing: Is there any point in converting the filesystems to UFS2
(in a later step)?
Thanks for any insight,
University of Bremen
Physics / Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Department of Telecommunications -
Phone : +49/421/218-4664
Fax : -3341
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