[imc-st.louis] more thoughts on colo
thomas at resist.ca
thomas at resist.ca
Sun Dec 26 12:24:09 PST 2004
Peter versus seaccp:
It looks like the price point in Seattle is more or less the same as with
Peter. We have been throught the advantages and disadvantages of both. I
dont really care which. If either was really any cheaper there would be a
I think the 1U netfinity is a go, it has a hardware raid controller this
should be easy to set up with 2 36gb drives, in raid level 1 (mirrored).
It will look like a single drive to the OS , but if one fails, you just
have to go in and pop another in to start mirroring when you get a chance.
No down time, no lost data. Before anyone orders drives for this thing i
think it is important to see what flavor of scsi the raid card is and what
form factor the drives need to be.
lets change the authorativite name server for at least stlcamp.org and
stlimc.org to everydns.org.
this will make configuration simple and transparent in the future and we
will not have to maintain a server ourselves.
> Sounds good. I'll try to arrange for the donation to happen before the new
> year. In case he wants us to pick it up somewhere in the county, can one
> of you with a car pick it up? Otherwise, I'll meet Dmitry at CAMP or pick
> it up in the city. I'm leaving town friday (tomorrow) morning till Tues
> Dec 28.
> The you (Ben) and I can meet when we get the server.
> As for which co-lo to use, your suggestion sounds fine to me, Ben. As long
> as Peter is OK with that, and seattle can "reserve" us space for the
> Tom what are your thoughts?
>> In lieu of possibly getting a used IBM webserver donated to us, I
>> would suggest we proceed with making that donation happen ASAP. That
>> way we can work out details like getting the hard drives for the
>> webserver, installing the OS, etc. before Tom arrives.
>> Leading from Dann's concern about fedex-ing replacement parts to the
>> West Coast, I'd also endorse renting rackspace from womenrock.org for
>> the time being, so we can quickly resolve any hardware problems that
>> arise with the new webserver. Maybe in a few months, after the new
>> server is stable (and perhaps after stlimc.org gets supeonaed offline
>> once or twice), we could move it to seattle.
>> On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 10:33:23 -0800 (PST), thomas at resist.ca
>> <thomas at resist.ca> wrote:
>>> Ben suggested a meeting. Ill be arriving in town in Mid January,
>>> around the 14th. Want to set a date and Ill be sure Im there? If we can
>>> make a few more decisions on list we may not even need one but having a
>>> face to face meeting maybe we can make sure we dot is and cross ts. Im
>>> flexible. Just not before the 14th.
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>> Benjamin West
>> westbywest at gmail.com
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