Mother board compatibility and CF card usage as main storage device for small DNS server

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Thu Sep 30 14:59:35 UTC 2010

On 30/09/2010 17:54, Brent Bloxam wrote:
> Kaya Saman wrote:
>>  From what you mention it sounds like a bad idea as the system disk 
>> will have many R/W's going through it it seems as /tmp and Swap get 
>> written to all the time.
> You can skip swap altogether and use MFS (memory filesystem) like 
> Brian mentioned for other high write partitions that don't need to be 
> persistent (/tmp, /var/log). See the following article on the 
> website about using solid state storage: 
> Keep in mind though that Brian's setup was for slave nameservers that 
> would be caching from another master. If your nameserver is acting as 
> master, you'll be storing your records on flash since you need 
> persistent storage, but I don't imagine those files will be write 
> intensive.
> Also, if you make /var/log MFS, you'll want to have an external syslog 
> server set up ;)

Thanks a lot so it should be ok then! :-)

Yeah sounds like a good setup, and also a syslog server :-)))) this is 
exactly what I need in order to check my IOS logs coming from my Cisco 
boxes. I had previously imagined it to be a simple tftpboot server but 
sounds like it's standalone.

That's cool! I mean I really like having logwatch mailing me all 
necessary information anyway so that coupled with a syslog server should 
be pretty good :-)

Nice ideas need to do some Google'ing now as I don't know what MFS is 
yet but I will.... :-D

Cheers and best regards,


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