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RAID -> LVM -> DRBD am I doing it right?

So I've setup RAID1 with an LVM on that and then used the LVM as a physical disk for DRBD. I'm planning on mounting the DRBD to /mnt/data and then moving all config and data files for apache2, mysql, ...
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Hardware Requirements for my Exchange 2007 Environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I have a 2000 user base in Exchange 2007, with 6 databases, the biggest one is 300GB. In our ccr environment, we have 2 MB, 2 ...
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Replica Lag In Multiple Servers

I was reading an article about youtube in it's early years http://highscalability.com/youtube-architecture and came across the term Replica Lag. What exactly is that?
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Setting up Server 1 to parse and pass requests for static files to Server 2 and computationally intensive requests to Server 3

Problem: Our REST API is for requests for static images and requests for other computationally intensive tasks, such as rendering new images. We noticed that our Apache-Django server gets bogged ...
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OpenManage Systems Management -> open source version [closed]

Recently, I setup a Dell server and it came with OpenManage Systems Management software to setup RAID, etc. Does anyone know if there is an open source software similar to that or along those lines I ...
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virtual san appliance in esxi? why?

I am looking at different SAN solutions (Starwind, Lefthand, OpenFiler, OpenSolaris, etc.) for my small office and I understand that there are many virtual SAN appliance (VSA) solutions which can be ...
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What is a good solution for failover when all I have is 2 physical servers?

I have 2 physical servers, each with 32GB RAM and 2 quad core procs. Each will run VMWare, 4 VMs each, one DB, 1 app server, 1 task queue server, and one general purpose server. One will run my web ...
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Smart Array 6i in DL385 can only see two physical drives

I originally had 2 x 72.8 GB hard drives installed and set up as RAID 0+1 then I added another 4 x 72.8 GB hard drives and it can still only see 2. That applies with both the inbuilt configuration (F8 ...
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HP DL385 Base System Device

I have an HP DL385 with two Operon 280 CPUs and 16 GB of RAM running Windows Server 2003 R2 64 bit. Windows device manager show a yellow question mark for the Base System Device. This device is the ...
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Dedicated database server or local database server for performance

We have a dedicated server that contains 3 virtual server with iis 7.5 on it. There are 50 real ip addresses pointing to the server, with some of them assigned to the virtual servers. I wasn't sure ...
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What is the best IP/Subnet set up strategy for a multi-server webhosting setup?

Sorry for the mixed-up title, but let me try to explain better: We run a hosting solution, which until now has supported shared hosting and VPSes. Easy enough. We are now getting larger clients ...
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Automated power up of servers in data-center

I'm looking for a device/software/mechanism through which I can push one button, and all servers in the data centre would be turned on. However the servers need to be turned on in a specific order, ...
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Are Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors Server-Grade?

Many web hosting companies are now offering Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors under "cheap dedicated hosting." But my laptop has an Intel core i3 processor, which makes it more likely a desktop ...
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Amazon EC2 instance ssh problems

I`m new to EC2 and I'm having some problems setting up my first instance. I followed this guide: http://www.robertsosinski.com/2008/01/26/starting-amazon-ec2-with-mac-os-x/ with the difference that I ...
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Intranet radio station over network

My company runs shopping centers around the country and from time to time we receive complaints regarding the music selection playing in the shops. I'd like to build a centralized music streaming ...
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Permanent case for shipping 2U servers? [closed]

My organization ships servers (2U) to multiple sites (back and forth) and the original server boxing is becoming worn. Can someone please recommend a more permanent case? Thanks.
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How to setup Apache 2.2.3 to send “last modified” etc

and to tell browser to reload an object (and/or a page... everything on the site) only if is been modified since last visit time??? htaccess, httpd.conf... have you a ready directive right for my ...
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When is it appropriate for a server to handle multiple functions and when should servers be dedicated to a single task?

I have one fairly powerful server running VMware ESXi to allow for multiple virtual machines to handle different purposes. Currently I have 7 set up: PHP Development PHP Staging RoR Development RoR ...
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Survey of actual hardware and software setups for websites, along with site usage information? [closed]

I'm looking for blog posts / articles by various site owners that give exact specifications of their hardware, software and network setups, along with the site usage information. I'm working on a ...
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How are large websites served to millions of users? (e.g. Google)

I appreciate this question might be vague/too broad, but I'm looking for the basic principles/a summary. How does a site like Google, or Facebook, for example, deal with the billions of page views it ...
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Problems installing OS on Dell PowerEdge R410

I have inherited a Dell PowerEdge R410 and no disks. I have downloaded the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility for the R410 and booted from the optical drive. In the management console you have the ...
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Setting up new cloud server

Complete server noob trying to setup a new cloud server account here. I've only dealt with shared-hosting accounts in the past, so I don't have much experience as a network admin setting up servers. ...
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Having trouble keeping a 1GB RAM Centos server running

This is my first time configuring a VPS server and I'm having a few issues. We're running Wordpress on a 1GB Centos server configured per the internet (online research). No custom queries or anything ...
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Intranet Setup for Small business any resources?

Want to setup an intranet for a small business setup. Current Setup 28 computers running Windows ( few older pc's run Windows Xp but most run Windows 7) Spare Dell Pentium 3 which can run ...
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Where to set up a subdomain?

So I have a domain, lets say example.com, with godaddy.com. My website is hosted for free at zymic.com. I configured the Nameserver at godaddy with the Nameserver addresses from zymic and it works ...