[CentOS] Infrastructure HELP!

Neil Aggarwal neil at JAMMConsulting.com
Thu Oct 29 18:59:16 UTC 2009


If you want speed, use RAID 10.

	Neil

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of ML
> Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:57 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] Infrastructure HELP!
> 
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I started a social networking site and I am getting ready to go live  
> next week. I have limited fund as I am not funded yet (although  
> hopefully soon).
> 
> I have an extra Mac Pro (I know, how can I possibly call a Mac Pro  
> dual 2.8 quad core with 16gb RAM extra). So Mac Pro quad Core, 16gb  
> RAM, 4 x 1tb RAID level Seagate drives. I was going to load 
> CentOS 5.4  
> on it, web, mysql etc, etc. This is really the only box I have that  
> would handle the site it it takes off and then I would need to add  
> more hardware and most hosting to RackSpace or something.
> 
> My question is about initial setup. The 4 x 1TB drives. How to set  
> this up for I have some protection?
> 
> RAID 0+1? (striped + mirrored) I would end up with 2TB useable space.
> 
> RAID 5? so what one is a hot spare? 3TB useable space?
> 
> What about striping the 4 1TB and mirroring that to a 4 x 1tb 
> External  
> drive enclosure?
> 
> I want to be sure the data is protected, but machine resources and  
> money are limited.
> 
> Thoughts are appreciated!
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