Ok, I'm sorry if this is a FAQ, but I don't have a lot of time
for research on this one...
I am a network administrator in a coporate environment and our
department's linux enthusiast. I like linux and use it for everything
I can. However, I was just tasked with setting up a 30Gb+ file server
and I really need reliable/cheap solutions. I plan on setting up a
new Dell workstation with 2 15Gb IDE drives and then using the kernel's
md driver to make one 30Gb volume. This volume will be then shared
over the network via Samba and/or NFS. The installation *could* be
based on any of the standard Linux distributions, but I have a personal
preference for SuSE 6.1.
Could some of you with experience with this sort of configuration
give me some pointers about reliability of this kind of setup. Also,
what size of memory would you recommend for this type of
configuration -- is 128Mb enough(this machine will be feeding 6
clients at 100Mb/s at first and may scale upward to 50 or so as
time goes on). Any potential pitfalls you can point out would also
be helpful. Thanks.
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