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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by igorfelluga, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. igorfelluga

    igorfelluga Active Member

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    Hi
    we will take a new dedicated server very soon but I have same questions:

    RH4 OR CentOS?


    Intel Xeon 3060 Dual Core Conroe Processor with 4 HD 250gb in RAID 10
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    Intel Dual Xeon 3.2GHz Processor with 2 HD 250Gb (RAID o NO RAID)?

    If I will take RAID I need an HD for backup right?
    Thanks
     
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    dalem Well-Known Member
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    I vote for Centos as it is basicly the same as RHE but its FREE

    yes for hardware raid 1 you need 2 drives
     
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    CentOS and RHEL are basically the same OS in my eyes. CentOS is excellent in a production server.

    What is the purpose of this server?


    RAID 10 with the 4 drives just means that, the second set of drives is an exact time duplicate. It only protects you from hardware failure. This does not save your data from "yesterday" or last week. If you choose this option you will still NEED a remote backup solution for protection.

    With 2 drives (no RAID), you can use the secondary drive as a backup only drive. EG: Do daily backups of important system files and user data, also weekly and monthly backups. In the event anything happens to Drive 1, all your important user data is on Drive 2. This gives you protection from hardware issues on Drive 1. All you'd need to do is have the DC replace the fauly disk - then you restore the accounts from yesterday on Drive 2.


    I personally like 2 drives (no RAID). 1) It protects you from hardware failure( more time to restore than raid). 2) It does backups so you are protected form data loss.


    In either case, I still recommend an offsite, remote backup option, especially for critical sites/data such as databases and such.
    Why do I still recommend remote backup?
    Because what happens when someone roots your server in either sutuation? They can wipe all drives and EVERYTHING is lost.
     
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  4. igorfelluga

    igorfelluga Active Member

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    ok
    help me now I find two servers

    1.Dual Xeon Series - IDE Intel Dual Xeon 2.8GHz Processor 2 x 80GB Hard Drive ECC Registered 2048 MB RAM $259.00

    OR

    2. Dual Xeon HT Series - SATA Intel Dual Xeon 3.2GHz Processor 2 x 250GB Hard Drive ECC Registered 2048 MB RAM $299.00

    Which one and why.
    Thanks
     
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    No suggestion?
     
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    option 2

    faster cpu's and more disk space by far :)
     
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