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Re: "big" machines running Debian?

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 05:06:30PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 08:54:11AM +1100, Alex Samad wrote:
> > most enterprise site don;t use 1TB size disk, if you want performance
> > you go spindles, there might be 8 disks (number pulled from the air -
> > based on raid6 + spares) behind 1TB 
> And if you want disk space and are serving across a 1Gbit ethernet link,
> you don't give a damn about spindles and go for cheap abundant storage,
> which means SATA.
> Not everyone is running a database server.  Some people just have files.
> Raid5/6 of a few SATA drives can easily saturate 1Gbit.  And for a very
> small fraction of the cost of SAS drives.

true, depends on whos rule of thumb you use. I have seen places where
mandate fc drives only in the data center - get very expensive when you
want lots of disk space.

Also the disk space might not be need for feeding across the network, db
aren't the only thing that chew through disk space.

the op did specific enterprise, I was think very large enterprise, the
sort of people who mandate scsi or sas only drives in their data centre

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