The New Server

I found a Dell PowerEdge 2450. It has:

  • Dual Pentium 3 867 Processors
  • Two 18GB 10k RPM hard drives
  • 512M PC133 (sigh) RAM
  • Dual power supplies
  • Two fxp ethernet ports
  • One 160GB SATA Drive

As you might imagine, I hacked the SATA drive in. We’re, at this moment, using more than the 36GB that the built in drives would afford. And I imagine once people see the extra bandwidth we get when I move to the colo, I figure that people will be storing more things there. So an extra drive was needed. I used SATA because you can get drive cables up to a meter in length, which is great when you have to snake through a long 2U case. I’ve got pictures, I’ll post them later.

I have no room for the tape drive on the new server. So as it used to be, there will be no regular backups for vis.nu for a while. I’m thinking I might make a monthly transfer to one of my development server and do the tape backup then. But I also might install the tape drive in an external enclosure.

Also, note that the server is not as beefy, CPU wise, as the current server is.

I’ll be using OpenBSD 3.7 for the new server.

The Return of Indra

  • Cobalt RaQ 3
  • 300MHz K6 Processor
  • 384MB of RAM
  • 80GB hard disk
  • Running Gentoo 2005.0 with a 2.6 kernel

There is some software that I run which requires a Linux box. Currently, this software is running on my development PC, but that machine is way to big to move into the colo. This machine will sit behind vac, and it will not have a directly accessible IP address for security reasons. In order to get shell on the machine you’ll need to connect to vac first, but I don’t think anyone will really need to have a shell there.

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