[CentOS] Central file server advice please
j-alan at btconnect.com
Fri Sep 21 19:47:23 UTC 2007
On Friday 21 September 2007 10:43:49 gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
> Exactly how much throughput are you realistically anticipating? What
> connection are you going to use? 802.11 or 10/100 or gige? And yes, the
> chips will pretty much always give you better performance with raid.
> Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Bowden <j-alan at btconnect.com>
> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:58:27
> To:CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: [CentOS] Central file server advice please
> Hi List
> I have a Gygabyte GA-7N400 PRO2 with a 2.6 mHz Athlon cpu. I want to set up
> a central file storage for 2/3 users using 6/7 machines. A mixture of
> win2k, XP and various Linux distros (my home network). It will be used to
> store files, (docs, music and DVD ) for all of these machines, print
> server, (two ink-jets), mail server and later on a myth tv set up. Would
> SAMBA be the best option for the file and print serving ?
> The mother board has 2 X IDE channels, 2 X IDE channels with raid and 2 X
> SATA raid channels, that's up to 10 hard drive devices. The IDE raid chip
> is a GigaRaid IT8212F chipset. It supports raid 0 or raid 1 and raid 0 + 1
> and JBOD. The SATA raid is a Silicon Image Sil3512. It supports Raid 0 or
> 1. Would I get better speed performance using the chips to manage the raid
> or using software raid?
> Oh and I will be using the CentOS 5 install dvd. Any advice from the list
> would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance, John
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The m/board has an on board Realtek 8110S Gigabit chip (RJ45). All but the
newest m/boards have 100 megabit nics and the switch is a 100 magabit, 8 port
switch. the DSL modem is an "up to 8Mb connection" (generally about half that
speed) with a 54Mb wireless point and 4 100 megabit ports. Only the laptops
use the wireless all the other PC's are RJ45 wired. There is normally only me
and the girl friend using the network. She browses the net. May be stream a
film and a tv channel at the same time from the myth box when set up.
Occasionally one or two mates round for a networked game of C&C Generals.
Very of topic Geoff but how easy is it to get your blackberry to talk with
your Linux PC, for back up and editing files? I have an old Psion S5 that
needs to be retired and have been looking at a Blackberry as a replacement?
Guy Fawkes, the only man to enter the house's of Parliament
with honest intentions, (he was going to blow them up!)
Registered Linux user number 414240
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