PAE or 64bit?

B. Cook bcook at
Wed Aug 20 22:04:29 UTC 2008

hey all,

Looking for opinions..

We are going to be getting a server for drupal, running lighttpd and  
php, as well as exim and SA with clamav, courier or dovecot, mysql  
51.. etc.

Right now this setup does about 200G per month (we have two boxes) and  
were looking at getting one box to do it all (business department  
reasons) and assuming it would be doing double the work.. we would be  
looking at a single box running 600GB max per month in traffic (about  

We would be (hopefully) be going with sas drives instead of the sata  
we have atm.  Not trying to make this a debate about hardware but..

The question of at least 4G of ram came up.. and we starting debating  
about PAE or just going with x64..

we would not be using zfs, we would be running RELENG_7_0.

again, looking for opinions on PAE vs x64 for this type of setup.

Thanks in advance

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