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Re: svn server hardware requirements

From: marc gonzalez-carnicer <carnicer.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-13 14:19:30 CEST

hi

2007/6/12, Thomas Harold <tgh@tgharold.com>:
>
> So the new machine is roughly 3x faster for memory intensive and disk
> intensive operations. If it was Intel architecture, I'd guess the new
> system has a 400MHz (give or take) FSB and that the disks are newer
> 320-500GB SATAs.

correct.

>
> That's generally fast enough to keep a gigabit NIC busy. You could get
> away with an old 10/100 NIC, but better to use gigabit. As to how to
> tell... usually the switch lights in the network closet will tell you
> whether it's a 10/100/1000 NIC. Or you could figure it out in Linux -
> but I'm forgetting how to do that currently.

root@srv-peat-svn:~# mii-tool eth0
eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok

> >> Our current SVN server is a Xen DomU running on top of a dual-core AM2
> >> ...
> >
> > impressive. however, i can't figure out why would anyone use
> > virtualization to run a server. i am not saying it is not correct, it's
> > just i'd never consider it.
>
> The box serves multiple needs (the SVN DomU is just one of about half a
> dozen running on that box). At the time I had limited budget (an
> ongoing issue) and needed to add multiple Linux servers. It's also
> easier to move DomUs between Xen hosts if the server goes down or as we
> outgrow a box.

Thanks for the input.

> > yes, i do i plan to use ext3 so that data may be safer in case of
> > power / system failure. how to turn on indexing?
>
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-305871.html
> - Probably the main link
>
> http://www.tgharold.com/techblog/labels/ext3.shtml
> - I also have half a dozen other links on ext3 tuning

Thanks!

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