[geeks] ADMIN NOTE: Server upgrade soon
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 14:41:16 CDT 2009
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On Mar 17, 2009, at 3:00 PM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> Just wanted to say a very big thank to you to everyone that has
> contributed so far. Looks like I'll be getting that "Raid Edition"
> after all!
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:33:06PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> A status update on the machine that hosts all these lists, SunHELP,
>> an IRC
>> server, and lots of folks' DNS, email handling, and shell accounts:
>> The long-delayed upgrade of ohno.mrbill.net from an E420R (quad
>> 450s, 4G
>> RAM, dual 18G hard drives) to a T1000 (8 cores, 32 threads, 8G RAM)
>> finally happen in the next 30-60 days. I'll be going to S10u6 with
>> root of course.
>> I've taken up a collection from some of the major users of the system
>> (shell, email, etc) and I'll be upgrading the 80G drive that came
>> with the
>> system to a 1T drive (most likely a Western Digital "Caviar Black"
>> WD1001FALS, unless someone has other suggestions).
>> I thought about putting in one of the WD10EADS "Caviar Green"
>> drives but
>> they've only got a 3-year warranty and I don't think they're really
>> for heavy-duty server use. I'd love to put the WD "RE3" Raid
>> Edition drive
>> in, but they're $50 more than the WD1001FALS.
>> Depending on funds, I will probably also purchase another WD10EADS
>> drive to
>> put in my rsnapshot backup server here at home, and backup *all* of
>> user homedirs and data on the new machine and eliminate the " you're
>> responsible for your own backups" policy.
>> If any member of these lists has gotten use and enjoyment out of the
>> services I provide (12 years and counting so far!) and would like to
>> contribute to the upgrade fund, please let me know offlist.
>> There will be a few hours of downtime over a weekend sometime in
>> the next
>> couple of months (I'll give plenty of warning).
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas
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