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nugget [25-Mar-2004 @ 23:06]

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:: 25-Mar-2004 23:06 GMT (Thursday) ::

Just to answer some questions… Apologies for the acronym overload…

The old statsbox (aka “blower” or “statsbox3”) was a quad xeon 450mhz
with 2GB RAM and Dell Perc RAID. It had five SCSI disks configured in a
2xRAID1 3xRAID5 configuration.

The new statsbox has been ordered (as yet unnamed). It will be:

Dual Opteron 1.8GHz
8X200GB SATA (Hotswap) on 3Ware 8506 RAID Controller
3U Case
No keyboard :)

The current plan is to split the 8 drives as:
2xRAID1 + Hot Spare
4xRAID10 + Hot Spare

We’ll of course be staying with PostgreSQL and FreeBSD, although bumping
to FreeBSD 5.x for amd64 support.

I expect to get an ETA for delivery tomorrow (Friday 26-March UTC-6)