B. Cook wrote:

> hey all,
> 
> Looking for opinions..
> 
> We are going to be getting a server for drupal, running lighttpd and
> php, as well as exim and SA with clamav, courier or dovecot, mysql
> 51.. etc.
> 
> Right now this setup does about 200G per month (we have two boxes) and
> were looking at getting one box to do it all (business department
> reasons) and assuming it would be doing double the work.. we would be
> looking at a single box running 600GB max per month in traffic (about
> 2Mb/sec)..
> 
> We would be (hopefully) be going with sas drives instead of the sata
> we have atm.  Not trying to make this a debate about hardware but..
> 
> The question of at least 4G of ram came up.. and we starting debating
> about PAE or just going with x64..
> 
> we would not be using zfs, we would be running RELENG_7_0.
> 
> again, looking for opinions on PAE vs x64 for this type of setup.
> 
> Thanks in advance

PAE is slow, buggy, and kludge. My choice would be 64 bit and don't look
back.

-Mike



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