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November 29, 2004

Kruckenberg Webserver Upgrade

I guess I forgot to say we finished. Pete and I worked last Wednesday on replacing a single IDE drive with a pair of 10K SCSI drives (RAID 1). I did the physical work (opening the box, sticking in the drives, rebooting etc), Pete did the BIOS, RAID, GRUB config and data transfer. The photo is a shot of the machine with the SCSI drives installed with the IDE still intact while Pete dumped the data. The cabling was a little tight.

Would have been interesting to have some pre and post benchmarks, not enough time. I'm sure it's faster, would have been kinda cool to know how much. in any case, redundancy was probably more important than the speed of SCSI.

Posted by mike at November 29, 2004 8:23 PM