[svlug] Hardware for a new server

JC Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Feb 6 20:30:56 PST 2013

On 6 Feb 2013, at 18:27, Rick Moen wrote:

> So, let me back up and try something smaller in scope.  I'm hoping that
> not _everyone_ is still either running on hardware from the turn of the
> milennium or outsourced to somebody else's hosted hardware.  Right?
> There must be a _few_ people running Linux around here, and not just on
> laptops.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Yeah.  I upgraded a few years back to a micro-ATX motherboard (SuperMicro IIRC) in a no-fan low power case with a couple 1TB WD drives.  The box is a bit larger than the one you mention, shoebox sized (this was a few years ago), but it sits in the living room, quiet as a, err, brick with a little red blinky light.  Beyond that I don't have much to say, most especially about your component choices: I've not looked at newer hardware and all my SATA drives are internal and mechanical (that was the price point several years ago).  For my box, Debian is still Debian and it is running the much-updated install I did back in 1999 when I was at VA, just many times `apt-get upgrade`-ed, and it is happy and solid as a rock.  The only big change I've done there in the last 14 years was to move from ReiserFS to Ext4.  Maybe when I upgrade it in a handful of years I'll move to all-silicon and something more exotic, but I kinda like being a bit behind the curve and forget-about-it dependable.  Until then I'm running with default kernel options and close-to-default mount options etc (I turned atime off on some points) and it is all plain jane and happy as a clam in mud.

Sorry I can't help more.

-- JCL

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