[time-nuts] Best OS for small time server
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Feb 23 18:57:46 EST 2008
> Do you mean a RAM disc?
> And how about using NFS for backing up the logs?
Sure. It's another tool for the collection.
I see two problems with NFS. The main one is that I'm not familiar with it
and what happens when things go wrong. It seems like a step in the wrong
direction. It's adding another complicated system to the dependency chain.
The other one is size. If your NFS isn't working, you only have RAM for a
buffer. Flash disks are generally bigger than RAM. (It might be
cheaper/simpler to get more RAM.)
In case anybody isn't familiar with this area, they make flash "disks" that
plug directly into IDE connectors on the motherboard. That makes the
mechanical packaging clean - no cables. DOM, or Disk-on-Module is a good
term to search for. For example:
There isn't any power on the 40 pin connectors so they aren't as clean/simple
as the 44 pin versions. If you look carefully, you can see the extra wires
for power in the upper left of the second picture in the above URL.
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