[arch-dev-public] space problems on gerolde

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 14:03:57 EDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
>> Dan McGee wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> Eliott and I discussed this when he was a dev. We thought the best
>>> idea would be to have a second server that was almost exclusively a
>>> database machine, so no need for direct public access and could be
>>> served off the second ethernet interface that is currently sitting
>>> unused on gerolde. Offloading the DB to another machine would free up
>>> a lot of RAM and allow a lot more caching to be done (reducing IO
>>> waits), as well as giving the DB completely dedicated resources on
>>> another machine.
>>> Dale would obviously have to weigh in on this, and it really doesn't
>>> solve the disk space issues, but it would drastically reduce some of
>>> the load on our current machine.
>> I really like the idea of a separate database server (obviously connected on
>> a very fast link to Gerolde). I acknowledge that doesn't solve the disk
>> space problem, so I think the drive upgrade should also be done.
>> Can we do any processor upgrades in Gerolde that would be financially
>> sensible? Adding or upgrading existing ones?
> Good question. We have a decent chunk of money in donations right now.
> Dale, is there anything else we could throw money at to upgrade the
> machine?

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