[Mageia-sysadm] New hardware for mageia servers
andre999mga at laposte.net
Sun Oct 2 06:53:51 CEST 2011
Romain d'Alverny a écrit :
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 19:24, nicolas vigier<boklm at mars-attacks.org> wrote:
>> Total: 2 261 euros
>> So total is quite expensive.
That was my first reaction ... But then I thought WAIT, this isn't a
typical consumer or small business application ...
> Provided the role these hardware will play, this looks still rather
> cheap on the contrary. There may be alternatives but this doesn't look
> that expensive.
>> An other solution could be to buy a cheap
>> computer that one of us keep at home/office, doing remote backups.
> That's an option too, either way (with or without the above).
We should have off-site backup, in case of a disaster at the centre. At
least for critical info.
If someone has to go to the centre, or we have to spend a lot of time
downloading, at least we will have an up-to-date backup if it is remote.
I'd say that good quality disks and a UPS is important.
A cheap box that someone keeps at home/office seems workable, as long as
there is a fast Internet connexion for restores.
Keeping occasional local backups at the centre, combined with up-to-date
remote backups would be a good idea.
So normally in the case of failure, we rsync the local backup with the
remote for quick recovery, but in the case of a disaster, we still have
All that impacts on our hardware decisions.
>> - server for packagers, to host VMs used to test package builds. This
>> needs to be a fast server, with a lot of RAM. Should we buy an
>> expensive server for this now ? Or wait until we have more money, or
>> someone donate a server for this ? Or rent a server at 60 euros /
>> month on online.net ?
My bias is that buying is better than renting, if we can.
(In a year or two the rental would have paid the cost of buying.)
>> Any comments about this ?
> We should not wait but do with what we have, and tell about it, and
> remind regularly where we are in our budget (what's missing, what's
> needed, etc.) and how we can grow it. Once the ball is rolling, it's
> easier to find people willing to help it roll even further.
My 2 cents :)
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