[rescue] Prices... Amazing
patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon May 2 17:59:18 CDT 2005
On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 04:58:20PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Sun, 01 May 2005 @ 16:01 -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke said:
> I'd like to hear from someone who knows they'll work with SATA first
The SIL1334 chipsets are supposed to work with Solaris 10. Check the
HCL first though.
> Of course, I might have to consider making it run databases and
> applications too. Space constraints are an issue I've not fully
> resolved yet, I just hope to. I don't need tremendous hourspower
> for the database work that I do. Maybe it would be OK.
For Postgres, assuming you have the RAM:
1. Put PG data on its own disk
2. set buffers=2000 or so
3. turn off fsync after every insert (forget name of setting in postgresql.conf)
> After all, an SS5 is currently doing DNS, Squid, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NFS
> server, and mail server duties... :)
Doubt you will have any problem with anything PII or better.
> Anyone use them? I think they were called Netserver or something. Kind
> of a beige/gray case, tower PC height, about twice as deep, and usually
> two SCSI busses.
Yes, they are nicely designed systems. The non-profit I sit of the
board of has some old ones they will be getting rid of for cheap... in
Lancaster, PA. Any interest?
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