[rescue] Odd SBUS cards - anyone want?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Sun Apr 9 23:13:38 CDT 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 23:57, Bryan Gurney wrote:

> I feel your pain; I have a SS5 that I was thinking of using for a number of purposes (kickaround DB server is the primary goal), and one thing I thought of was backing up my iTunes collection in there (you know, in the "rare but still possible" case the PowerBook drive dies before the SS5's 18 GB Atlas does).  Deathly slow; I was getting 0.5 MB per second.  I was using scp for the transfer, so I'm guessing that both the 110 MHz CPU and the 10 MB per second fast SCSI bus were to blame.  I now plan on RAID-1'ing a pair of 73 GB Seagates in the Ultra 2 so it can assume that duty (the 20 MB/s SCSI bus and the two 300 MHz CPUs should take care of the two problems above).

Probably you don't have an optimized build of SSH for that architecture

> Which is why I'm gearing it as a Postgres server for some DB edumucation and experimentation.  It might choke, but I might learn something.

If you have enough RAM it will be OK - I would say 96MB at a minimum. 
Increase the shared buffers to reduce disk IO.


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