Re: Sheevaplug Questions
Michael Howard wrote:
My aim with the plug was, is, to replace my 44P-170 RS6000 mail/web
server, currently running debian. I've installed a base debian onto
the plug into flash/nand (excuse terminology if incorrect) which
doesn't leave a great deal of space for the apps I'm intending to
install for the mail & web servers. I can probably squeeze everything
on and get round things by using an SD card or usb stick if not. I
intend to use a usb stick for the data anyway, that is web/mail data.
Thank you for the replies guys, things are now clearer. I did and
always do spend a lot of time trawling the internet for info but it's
always nice to get other views.
I'm wondering, now that I've installed to nand, apart from the quicker
boot process, what if any are the advantages of installing to nand?
Are there any issues regarding writing (as in OS writes for logging
etc) to nand as opposed to SD card or USB? Will this affect the
lifespan? Should I, for something that will not be rebooting very
often at all, have just stuck with the usb install?
Karsten, I am using ubifs on the nand with lzo compression and John,
emdebian grip would be the answer to my space concerns, now that you
Whilst sticking /var on the stick and using nand is attractive to me, I
think I'll take the 'external' route as alluded to by Jim & Luke and go
back to the flash stick and implement a robust backup policy (as always)
of some description. The learning experience of installing on nand with
ubifs has been enjoyable nonetheless.
Michael Howard mike at dewberryfields dot co dot uk