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Re: [K12OSN] IDE vs SCSI



I want to make sure I understood you correctly.  Your main LTSP
application server is a 5 gig with scsi and your data storage is to
servers running 60 gig ide drives.  Did I get that correct?  Jeff

On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 06:04, pnelson wrote:
> We export /home via nfs to 4 application servers all running ide drives.
> The server exporting /home has fast scsi drives. This works very well.
> It's really the read/writes to /home that can get you into trouble.
> 
> Once the application servers boot and open common apps like OpenOffice
> and Mozilla the ide drives are not used much. I have one 60 gig ide
> drive in each application server. I use 5 gigs for the k12ltsp system
> and use the rest of the space for rotating backups of /home via rsync.
> 
> ;-) Paul
> 
> On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 07:40, Jim Thomas wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > I've been following a lot of threads lately about the performance of IDE
> > vs SCSI, and you've seriously convinced me to move in a SCSI direction. 
> > But I have a few questions.
> > 
> > I'm thinking about leaving IDE drives in the LTSP server and using a
> > separate box as a SCSI file server.  If the file server exports /home,
> > is that enough?  Or do the LTSP servers need SCSI for other paritions as
> > well?  Can they mount them from a file server?  Does an NFS-mounted SCSI
> > drive outperform a local IDE drive?  I'd like to put the file server on
> > the "outside" LAN (that is, not on the terminal LAN) so it can be
> > available throughout our facility using NFS + Samba.
> > 
> > Any advice?
> > 
> > -- 
> > Jim Thomas            Principal Applications Engineer  Bittware, Inc
> > jthomas bittware com  http://www.bittware.com          (703) 779-7770
> > A pessimist is an optimist with experience
> > 
> > 
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