If you want to use gmirror + gjournal on the root filesystem (/), be sure to use FreeBSD 7.2. A bug prevented the system to boot on unclean shutdown because the replay of the journal took too much time and FreeBSD wanted to mount non-existant (yet) devices. It caused me a lot of trouble when I installed my server and finally I had to leave the root filesystem without gjournal as a workaround.
Gabriel 2009/6/8 Valentin Bud <valentin....@gmail.com>: > On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 10:06 AM, DA Forsyth <d.fors...@ru.ac.za> wrote: > >> > I think my file/print/mail server is a bit overkill: >> > http://w3.mutehq.net:8008/sysinfo/ >> >> Nice, esp when you compile world. Last year I upgraded our server >> to a Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, Intel DG965 board. 2GB RAM. Previous board >> was an ASUS P3 1.1GHz, which now hosts my backup server. Both ran >> FreeBSD file/print/email/web services perfectly. I upgraded to get >> the onboard SATA sockets so I could increase our available disk space >> (4x500GB in RAID5 for data). >> >> However, a nice benefit is that the Core2 will compile world in 1/4 >> the time, and user don't notice the server is 'busy'. >> >> SO, to the original question, yes that motherboard will work just >> fine. What are you doing for system backups? A single drive is not >> enough. I recommend a mirror pair at least, and suggest a second box >> for backups. > > > > Hello community, > > Thanks everybody for their thoughts. After reading your posts and some > articles over the > weekend I will take the gmirror(8) + gjournal(8) road. > > The backups will be done offsite because the company which I'm doing this > for > is a friend of my boss and we do have a lot of spare space or our servers. > > thanks once again, > v > > > > -- > network warrior since 2005 > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > -- Gabriel Lavoie glav...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"