[rescue] OS for ZFS?

Scott Newell newell+rescue at n5tnl.com
Mon Mar 25 13:21:06 CDT 2013

At 01:11 PM 3/25/2013, Steven M Jones wrote:
>On 03/25/2013 09:50, Scott Newell wrote:
>>I'm wanting to build a (headless) machine to play with ZFS.  It 
>>won't be doing much--light duty file server, some monitoring 
>>scripts, rsync backups of our VPS, etc.  Looking through the junk 
>>pile here at work, I see an Ultra 60 (2 CPU, 1 or 2 GB ram, couple 
>>of drives) or an old Dell Precision workstation (2.8GHz P4, 512 MB, 
>>couple of old SATA drives).  Does either feel like a viable candidate?
>Sounds like you won't have any room on the U60, and you need RAM (at 
>least) for the Dell. I suspect the latter is easier to fix than the 
>former. But "to play with" - sure, I suppose either one would be fine.

I think the Dell is 32 bit, and I don't see any more RAM floating 
around, so it sounds like the U60 is my best bet.

newell  N5TNL 

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