What are your plans for OS as this can have an impact on hardware choice
especially if you are considering Solaris or Open Solaris.
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Евгений Килимчук
> 2010/3/10 John G. Heim <jheim@stripped>
> > Hi,
> > I am working on configuring a new hardware database server. I'm a little
> > confused as to what to do about disk. We have several mysql databases but
> > far the 2 most active are spamassassin bayesian rules and horde3/imp web
> > mail. Both do a lot of updates. The bayesian rules are added to each time
> > spam message comes in for any of our 200 users. And the horde3/imp writes
> > address book updates and preferences quite often.
> > I have read (and have been told) to stay away from RAID-5 for
> > update-intensive systems. Are there performance concerns with RAID-10 as
> > well? We will be buying from Dell (done deal for reasons too complicated
> > go into) and the disks they're selling are 146 Gb. I can get up to 8 of
> > in the server we're buying. I asked them about just getting 2 big disks
> > going with RAID-1.
> > My understanding is that with RAID-10, the system can do multiple reads
> > writes simultaneously so throughput is improved oversystems w/o RAID or
> > RAID-1. But the same logic would apply to RAID-5 only it doesn't work out
> > that way.
> > I just want to make sure I'm configuring this system correctly before I
> > order it.
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> Best regards,
> Eugene Kilimchuk <ekilimchuk@stripped>