[rescue] Current collections...

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Wed Apr 7 08:09:10 CDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 03:04:09PM -0700, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:

> > Oh yeah, I've got a 530 with 4x(7x9G) SCSI shelves.  Its just not worth
> > running to actually use as storage, though - too much power$/gig.  Cheaper
> > to just throw a huge IDE drive in a crap-pc and do regular backups.
> There's _zero_ "coolness factor" in that, however. :-)  I admit that it
> isn't terribly cost effective to run a filer + disk shelf for 28GB of raw
> storage (about 16GB usable, after formatting, spares and the snapshot
> reserve).

Can you fake out the NetApp with SCSI<->IDE adapters?

Also, I personally would fine 16gigs of netapp space for home
directories, database directories, etc, paired with 250 gigs of space on
an IDE device (PC, U5, etc) to be extremly usefull.  Store important
stuff on the safe server, and unimportant stuff (redownloadable,
regeneratable, etc) on the IDE.

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