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comment What OS would you use for a simple fileserver and why?
"Once correctly configured and set up" -- there's the rub. I haven't kept up with FreeBSD since early 6.x but back then it was a bear to install (and I spent a year hacking its kernel).
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comment What OS would you use for a simple fileserver and why?
@Joel, not on the "without needing to be rebooted" count. In my experience W2K3 needs a reboot every patch Tuesday, without fail (assuming one is keeping up with security fixes).
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comment Apache to log only requests generated by PHP
Are you sure you don't care about the static content? I would be inclined to log everything and filter out what I currently didn't care about at analysis time. Awstats can do this and I'm sure many other stats-analysis packages can do the same.
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accepted Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
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comment Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
Nope, no onboard E-SATA. This isn't even "server-grade" hardware -- ssh, don't tell the hardware vendor!
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comment Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
No problems so far -- that I've noticed, at least. Backups that read from those disks are completing in normal-looking times. And yes, this was definitely the least painful of all the options I could think of. Seems good so far!
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comment Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
I've rephrased the title and reworded the question a bit to make clear what I'm asking -- I guess the original wording made it sound like I was asking if this would work.
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revised Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
one more edit to fold previous edits into main body
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revised Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
added to title to make clear that I know it will work
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comment Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
It only ran me $120 after tax and the next-cheapest card was about $20, as I recall, which just seemed a little too low for my comfort. This isn't a "critical" server in the sense that if it goes down all operations cease, but it's still a production server. Plus I'd like the option to convert to hardware RAID in the future.
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comment Will a 64-bit RAID card in a 32-bit PCI slot make me cry later, even though it works now?
It definitely works -- wasn't really worried that it wouldn't. I'm looking more to find out whether there will be any practical negative impact in my environment. My vague sense is that the raw PCI throughput numbers don't tell the whole story and that RAID complicates things even more. But maybe it's simpler than that?