On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 06:04:27PM -0400, 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
In my experience, PAE is brittle and has limited driver support. I'm just not a fan of it, I prefer 64 bit. In the long run 64 bit is the path of least resistance but your mileage may vary. Josef -- Josef Grosch | Another day closer to a | FreeBSD 6.3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Micro$oft free world | Berkeley, Ca.
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