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Re: [LUG] Business switched
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Adrian Midgley wrote:
| The main server at work, at the surgery, has now been changed from a
| NT4 Small Business Server 4a to SuSE Linux 9.0 on the smae hardware.
| The SBS was theoretically capable of software RAID, but never set up
| The Linux version is running software RAID 1 which does seem to be
| read access and is reassuring.
I doubt it is RAID speeding up read access, untuned Samba beats Windows
NT4 sharing by a handsome margin (with certain assumptions). My guess it
is just Windows inefficiency.
The reviews on this are interestings, be assured if you have multiple
processors, W2003, and time to tune, you can outperform Samba on the
same hardware with proprietary software, meanwhile back in the real
| I was impressed with how easy it was to set up RAID.
Don't try Debian just yet then ;) I have hardware RAID which I heartily
recommend still for servers - especially if there are clear needs to do
blocking writes (email and databases).
Redhat 9 had an okay RAID install, but it use to frustrate me, indeed at
one point I did the RAID stuff manually just to escape the installers
Did you test booting without the primary boot disk before deploying - as
this is usually the killer on PC hardware, BIOSes and boot sectors being
what they are.
| A successful exercise. Mail continues to be split between VPOP3 on a
| machine and the Linux box that handles web proxying.
Hmm, time to go IMAP I think.
I tried teapot the other day - seems okay, but seems aimed more at the
ISP market - something to go with your Squirrel Mail, more than the
typical Office install I thought.
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