Scaling my file server with my audience

Andrew Hall andyjohnhall at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 18:06:06 CST 2007


Colin,

If you're suffering badly from iowait, have you ever considered
writing / serving from a ramdisk?

You should ensure you have two PSUs in the server, each should be run
from a separate power feed, and they are connected to a UPS.

I'll let you decide how often you wish to rsync back to disk!

I can assure you your iowait values will drop like a stone. In fact,
they'll practically disappear :-)

Good luck.



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