Opinion request about a file server

Valentin Bud valentin.bud at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 07:19:52 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 10:06 AM, DA Forsyth <d.forsyth at ru.ac.za> wrote:

> > I think my file/print/mail server is a bit overkill:
> > http://w3.mutehq.net:8008/sysinfo/
> Nice, esp when you compile world.   Last year I upgraded our server
> to a Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, Intel DG965 board.  2GB RAM.  Previous board
> was an ASUS P3 1.1GHz, which now hosts my backup server.  Both ran
> FreeBSD file/print/email/web services perfectly.  I upgraded to get
> the onboard SATA sockets so I could increase our available disk space
> (4x500GB in RAID5 for data).
> However, a nice benefit is that the Core2 will compile world in 1/4
> the time, and user don't notice the server is 'busy'.
> SO, to the original question, yes that motherboard will work just
> fine.   What are you doing for system backups?  A single drive is not
> enough.  I recommend a mirror pair at least, and suggest a second box
> for backups.

Hello community,

 Thanks everybody for their thoughts. After reading your posts and some
articles over the
weekend I will take the gmirror(8) + gjournal(8) road.

 The backups will be done offsite because the company which I'm doing this
is a friend of my boss and we do have a lot of spare space or our servers.

thanks once again,

network warrior since 2005

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