[CentOS] Wait for 5 or just use 4.4?

mcclnx mcc mcclnx at yahoo.com.tw
Fri Mar 30 17:28:39 UTC 2007


Anyone test ORACLE 9i/10G with CentOS 5?


--- Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> »¡¡G

> Cen Tos wrote:
> > I'm a relative newbie to all this so pardon me if
> the following are all 
> > stupid questions.
> 
> Nobody's born knowledgeable.
> 
> > However now that I looked into CentOS, I find
> myself at a point where 
> > it's transitting to a major new version. So the
> key question for me is, 
> > should I wait for CentOS 5 to be released or just
> go for 4.4?
> 
> Wait for 5, it'll be out pretty soon now.
> It has newer software that provides more features in
> general. Also, the 
> focus of most contributors will move towards 5 very
> quickly, and you 
> want to stay close to the spotlight, don't you?
> 
> > 1. RAID : Was planning to run "hardware" RAID 1 on
> the server and has 
> > noted comments that software RAID 1 on Linux may
> be better than raid 1 
> > using onboard firmware controllers.
> 
> This is a religious war, it's pretty hard to find
> unbiased opinion.
> 
> Both are fine. Soft RAID is quicker to setup and
> cheaper. Hard RAID 
> gives you more options.
> If you can't afford a good RAID card that can be
> replaced quickly in 
> case something happens, use soft RAID.
> If you do use hard RAID, make sure you back up the
> card's config and 
> keep the backup in a safe place. Also make sure you
> either have a cold 
> spare somewhere, or you can quickly purchase an
> identical card.
> 
> > 2. Software that would be running on the server
> would include Apache 2.x 
> > with ASPx support, php 5.x, MySQL 5.x, Exim,
> ProFTPD, Direct Admin
> 
> CentOS 5 and RHEL 5 offer most of those software
> versions right off the 
> bat. One more reason to wait for 5.
> 
> -- 
> Florin Andrei
> 
> http://florin.myip.org/
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