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Re: hardware advice

Hi Nigel,

On Donnerstag, 27. Juni 2013, Nigel Barker wrote:
> 1. switches are currently 100Mbps. Should I upgrade them?

as Ralf said, at least tjener should be connected to a gigabit port.

> 2. tjener.
> a) I'm thinking of going with raid0 for home0. What do you think?

*do not* do this, if any of your two disks fails, the data is gone. Better use 
raid10 instead, though for that you will need 3 disks at least. Also putting / 
and /opt on an SSD will speed up things massivly. (So just keep /home on real 
harddisks.) A 120gb SSD is about 100€ and (if possible) IME is the best 
investment for an old machine.

> b) I can probably get a low end xeon (single socket). Is it better to
> use the money to get a higher-spec core i5 or i7 instead?

more cores and more ram is definitly better.


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