[ng-dhtml] server rebuild status

Alex Russell alex at netWindows.org
Tue Sep 7 11:42:21 CDT 2004


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Hey all,

I said I'd keep everyone posted, so here goes:

Karmann is the new name of the server, see: 

http://www.zarattini.com/maggiolino/foto-maggiolino/karmann-ghia-cabriolet-1200.jpg

It's been fitted with 2 new SCSI UW320 10K drives. They're only 35 gig 
a peice, but I think that's more than enough for our needs. The box 
itself (after much futzing) has been installed with SuSE 9.1 in a 
minimum install (plus a couple of the things I know we'll want). 
Since the local store didn't have any low-profile SCSI controllers in 
stock, I've setup software RAID 1 on the box with reiserfs. If the 
case had space for 3 HDs, I would probably try harder to get hardware 
RAID 5 in place, but as it stands, I don't see a real advantage when 
there might be the potential for new hardware from other sources 
anyway.

Joyce has lined up hosting for us gratis, for which I'm very grateful. 
Once I know what the IP/DNS situation looks like at our new hosting 
facility, I'll be able to get the configuration locked away and set a 
date to have the box up and running.

Until then, thanks again to everyone that gave me advice while this 
has been going on.

Regards

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Alex Russell
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