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Rackmount Server Reliability by Brand Name and Form Factor

Our company runs e-commerce web sites (thousands) on two clusters in two separate data centers. Basically, all we require to operate is rack mountable server nodes. Each node needs: 1.) 4 or 8 ...
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Is router DHCP server reliable for remote system?

I'm setting up a small unattended network containing one server and several node machines that communicate with that server. Is setting up a reserved entry on the network router's DHCP server for each ...
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Configuring DNS to serve pages from multiple servers for a single domain

I have some really high-availability web page content that needs to be online 24x7. So instead of relying on a single server I was wondering if I could handle one domain name with multiple servers? ...
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Jetty + SSL + Linux=timeouts, disconnects. Is it production ready?

We are experiencing various reliability problems with a setup that includes Jetty on CentOS 5 running predominantly SSL. There are unexplained disconnects and time-outs and occational looping, ...
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Improving network reliability/performance

We host a number of different servers. Windows 2003 server, linux etc. And we have a number of clients who connect into our systems using RDP, several through wireless networks that we provide. The ...
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Is replication suitable for this scenario?

The case: An industrial IT system, controlling and storing data on two production lines There is one server per production line. Each server runs the automation objects for that production line. ...
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Battery Backed Write Cache

I recently got some U server price quotes and some of them include BBWC: What exactly does it do? Is it just for RAID configurations? If there is a power malfunction, isn't the data loss ...
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Hard drive reliability when constantly handling lots of reads/writes/deletes

In addition to storing lots of photos, my web application has the need to constantly read, write, and delete a lot of temporary files which it uses for various functionality. Some of these temp files ...
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Power supply reliability

Is a larger-capacity power supply likely to live longer than a lower-capacity supply, even if they both have plenty of capacity for the system they're on? For example, say I have a system where the ...
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Is MySQL Replication on Windows reliable?

We played a bit with postgresql and slony for a master-slave-slave replication setup on windows. But we hit a wall with failover/switchover which is very unreliable. How about MySQL? How reliable is ...
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Most significant server outages in the past decade

What is the most significant server outage/downtime that occurred within the last decade due to performance issues, bottlenecks and scalability problems? Two such examples are the constant problems ...
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Experiencing corruption! What's a good reliability test for a Windows file system, RAID or otherwise?

I have a Windows Server 2003 box on my small network. In it is a Promise Fasttrak RAID controller and two parallel ATA Western Digital drives in a RAID-1 (mirror) configuration. When I set this up I ...
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Cheap, minimal, robust web application hosting for at least three nines (99.9%) uptime?

How can one achieve the cheapest yet very reliable web application configuration? Let's assume at least 2 application servers for $80/mo plus a DB server will support most people's applications for a ...
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Why would wireless routers become less reliable over time?

I've been curious about this for awhile now. I don't know if I'm seeing a real pattern or not, but having worked with many home office/small office wireless routers for a few years now, I've noticed ...
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What network file sharing protocol has the best performance and reliability?

We have a setup with a few web servers being load-balanced. We want to have some sort of network shared storage that all of the web servers can access. It will be used as a place to store files ...
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What are the most reliable blade server manufacturers? [closed]

I'm researching the implementation of a new blade server setup at my company to run Windows servers (including virtualisation). I've heard anecdotes of bad hardware and vendors but would like to know ...