backup solution

perryh at perryh at
Sun Feb 11 04:24:23 UTC 2007

> > Then I will install freebsd on the first disk and will
> > use the two spare IDE-disks on the same cable as a
> > geom-mirror. 
> ...
> Please be aware that the ATA implementation of the VIA EPIA
> chipset isn't the greatest, especially when both are active at
> the same time.  I've seen drive performance drop towards 5MB/s
> for WDC600/WDC800/WDC1200-grade drives which normally run at
> 40MB/s if you do something on the other channel as well.

Dunno about that chipset in particular; some will perform much
better with concurrent operations split across the two channels
than on the same channel.  You might be better off to have root
and one of the mirror disks on ide0 and the other mirror disk
on ide1 with the DVD.

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