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Re: Reasonable maximum package size ?

On 06/11/07 12:28, Mike Hommey wrote:
On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 06:59:49PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:31:37AM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 10:27:26AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
Diskspace *is* a problem for mirrors, as is bandwidth in many countries.
Also, you should think about this issue not just in the context of the
single package you are interested in but as a general policy.
  Honnestly, no, this is not true anymore nowadays. With a 500Gb sata
hard drive, you're able to have a full debian mirror (all archs). Such a
disk is around 100€ nowadays.
... but it will break down in three months with the typical usage
pattern of a public Debian mirror.

A typical 300GB server-class hotpluggable SATA or SAS disk is quite a
bit more expensive than a typical desktop-class 500GB hard disk, and for
a RAID setup that will actually survive the breakdown of a number of
moving parts parts, you'll need at least four or five of them.

Actual data seems to show the cheap desktop disks are not worse than
so-called server-class disks.

If your data center infrastructure is based around SCSI or SAS, then it's irrelevant how much better or worse they are.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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