[THIN] Re: OT: Server Overkill?

  • From: Mario Villarreal <MarioV@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:18:35 -0700

Right now, we are using 15G for the day to day stuff, but add in the IT
department shares and we're up to 25G.  So we are planning ahead and going
with the 72g of storage.  

As for the DB server, we are in an awkward position as our DB will more than
double in size over the next year as we transition our other divisions onto
the same system.  So again, we are planning for the future.

I didn't know if the dual processors was overkill or if the amount of memory
was too much for file serving and the dc... I feel ok with a "beasty" Oracle
server.




 -----Original Message-----
From:   TheThin [mailto:TheThin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent:   October 24, 2002 10:27 AM
To:     thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:        [THIN] Re: OT: Server Overkill?


Do you really need 72gigs of database storage?   That's mondo storage
capacity.  You might want to look at mirrored drives (with an admitted
slight performance loss)and save 15% on the cost of your server.  Unless
your running a seriously large database you should be fine without the
raid 5 and raid 1 is statistically a safer bet on drive failures.  Of
course with Raid 1 it will be harder to add space in the future if
growth is a heavy concern.

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxx]=20
Posted At: Thursday, October 24, 2002 1:22 PM
Posted To: TheThin
Conversation: [THIN] Re: OT: Server Overkill?
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Server Overkill?



Depending on the level of file serving I'd do it on your DC or
investigate NAS/SAN.  Definately want a separate DB server reguardless.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario Villarreal [mailto:MarioV@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 1:14 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] OT: Server Overkill?



Hello
Yesterday's thread on the Dell servers was interesting and insightful.
We are in the process of getting quotes for three more servers.  One to
do File Serving, another to be a DC for a w2k domain, and another to be
our Oracle server.  We were going with Dual Processor 1.6mzh with 2Gig
RAM, 3-36g 15k Hard drives with a RAID-5 controller. Is this overkill?
Thanks Mario=20
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