classiccmp list (sort of) help requested
jwest at classiccmp.org
Wed Dec 13 17:33:04 CST 2006
> Thanks for the server, Jay :) If I had a datacentre I'd do the same thing;
> in fact if you could tell me that classiccmp is hosted on an HP DL360 (or
> something similar) I could probably pony up some spares.....
Custom built 1U rackmount server actually (classiccmp, not the spamassassin
I am not ready to tackle this within the next 30 or 60 days, but before too
long it is going to be time to upgrade the disc drives on the classiccmp
server. First, the hardware raid controller has reported a few bumps here
and there writing to both drives. When that starts happening more and more
frequently it's generally time to replace them before you are running on
just one drive. But that's not the main reason. The main reason is that the
drives will be full in the near future. Bitsavers has grown a lot, but that
certainly isn't the only one (and I don't mean to say it's the biggest
'offender' either). I've put more and more classic computer related sites on
it for people and all of them have grown over time. In addition, the web
developer is back at work on the classiccmp development website, so in the
future the classiccmp website itself will need more storage.
Right now the classiccmp server has two 160gb PATA drives, mirrored with a
3ware/Escalade raid-1 card. Since I really despise doing a major reload from
scratch frequently on the classiccmp server, I'd just as soon get as large
of drives as possible without it being stupidly expensive. I was thinking of
getting two PATA drives that are perhaps around the 400gb area. That would
give all the classiccmp sites (and bitsavers) plenty of room to grow as we'd
be going from 160gb usable to 400gb usable. I have to stick with PATA, or
we'd need a different raid controller that fits the small single PCI slot,
or a different mainboard, and then a cascade of upgrades become necessary...
so ... PATA :)
At the same time the drives are replaced I will see about replacing fans &
such too... have to watch out for 1U cases...
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