It works! Now to start over
ender8282 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 16 22:58:07 UTC 2008
So I have asked questions about raid, and /var/cache getting big. Now
to ask that question that should have come first. How would you
configure the system?
I have an asus board with a dual core 64bit athalon processor. I have 4
gigs of ram, 4 WD 250GB hdds, wired network.
I will use the machine as a multi user work station, file server, print
server, virtual machine host, web server, ssh server, and maybe a mail
server, thin client server, vpn server, cvs server.
I wanted to run 64 bit ubuntu 8.04 server. (In all honesty, serer makes
me feel cooler). Some of the stuff is obvious. I know how to set up
ssh, nfs, samba. Other stuff I have had troubles with (setting up
The first question is how would other users partition the drives?
Currently all four drives have the same partitions,
1) 256MB => raid 1 (256MB) /boot
2) 5GB => raid 5 (15GB) /
3) 2GB => raid 0 (8GB) swap
4) 1GB => raid 5 (3GB) /var
5) 20 GB => raid 5 (60GB) /home
6) 220ish GB => raid 5 (660ish) /srv
When I first started trying to use my machine as a server /srv sounded
like server and I thought that it would be a good place for server
files. So /srv is where my shared files are. Most of the files are
large (music/video files). So I set up the ext3 partition for large
files. (If they give you an option then why not try it?) I set up /var
ext3 to be small files because I was thinking about running a mail
server off of it (now I question whether or not it is big enough. Is
there a better file system for mail messages.
So someone out there who has set up more servers/workstations then I
have please advise on how you would do it. Should partitions 2,4,5,6
all be one great big lvm so that I can grow/shrink as needed? Should I
just use standard ext3 for all of the partitions?
To be or not to be, that is the question
2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
0b11000100 || !0b11000100
0b11000100 || 0b00111011
255, that is the answer.
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