[arch-dev-public] space problems on gerolde

Dusty Phillips buchuki at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 09:24:02 EDT 2008

2008/10/20 Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org>:
>> I think we should look into upgrading our disks. Dale, could you look
>> into pricing and complexity of doing this? I know you mentioned that
>> gerolde has no extra slots, so we're have to do an actual upgrade...
>> Details would be appretiated
> 300GB 80pin Ultra 320 drives are about $400 each.  Downtime would be
> several hours to complete the upgrade work (disk copy, expand
> partitions, expand filesystem, and probably an -Syu), and we'd want to
> make sure we had a complete backup before beginning.

If y'all are willing to weight until I sell out of USB keys, I can buy
the drive out of schwag income.

Any chance of selling the old drive or is it just scrap?

Is it only disk space we're concerned with? I understood CPU usage was
pretty high here too; maybe we should consider a fundraising drive for
a second server. Maybe a public server and a dev server?

Also, James' comment about needing to log into another box for
building/uploading made me think it might be worthwhile to set up the
occasional EC2 instance for this sort of thing. If you do the work and
shut it down in a few hours, it'll cost like a dollar. This can give
access to either x86_64 or i686 machines and if necessary, a lot of
CPU and memory to make compiling more entertaining.


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