[nSLUG] Hardware advice

Rick Wightman wightman at unb.ca
Fri Jan 16 09:02:51 AST 2004


My apologies, internal use only at present.

Rick

On Jan 15, 2004, at 11:00 PM, Donald Teed wrote:

>
> You say small office server.  Yet it is running a database and
> web server.  Do these get hit on by the public or it is
> purely used within the office (Intranet)?  The load factor
> matters when selecting hardware.
>
>
> --Donald Teed
>
>
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Rick Wightman wrote:
>
>> Folks,
>>
>> In a couple of months I will have about $2500 to construct a small
>> office server for my church which could be given a lifespan of 5+ yrs.
>> I'm looking at 1 boot + 2 mirrored drives + DVD burner (+/-R I don't
>> know yet) as archivable backup. It will, of course, be running some
>> flavour of Linux. What services? The current server, a Sparc10 in an
>> identical configuration (8mm tape instead of DVD), supplies DHCP, 
>> BIND,
>> NTP, SMB, Apache, mySQL, SSH and likely a few others I've forgotten.
>>
>> I'm looking for the groups suggestions/experiences around motherboard
>> and CPU combinations and hard drive manufacturers/series for this
>> application. Thoughts on price/performance/reliability for SCSI, ATA
>> and series ATA are also appreciated, recalling that there was some
>> discussion about some of this a while back, and you may consider it
>> off-topic.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Rick Wightman
>>
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