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  1. #1
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    Mar 2004
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    Estonia
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    Unanswered: hard drive masseive and filesystem format

    Hi,

    Dunno exactly am I in right place, but i have following situation:
    Have server (P4 3,0 Prescott processor, 2 GB memory, Intel D865 chipset MB, Adaptec 19160 + 9,1 GB Quantum for system and 2*160 GB Samsung sATA drives in stripe for data) under Windows 2003 Standard Server
    There is MySQL server + Apache for www + PHP that are installed to 9,1 GB system drive.
    In striped drive there are approx. 760000 file that are accessed over www (something like web-album).
    Now my problems:
    1) is it wise to go something non-MS platform?
    2) allocation unit size for striped drive? 32K? 4096? default 512?
    3) fragmentation of drive was previously horrible (when it was under W2K server), now it performes defrag every 2 days. What are suggestions?
    4) Page file size - at moment it's as it was automatically. What would be good? And on system drive or in this striped drive?

    Sorry if my questions are quite silly

    Best regards,
    Mati

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Slovakia
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    Re: hard drive masseive and filesystem format

    Originally posted by credo
    Hi,

    Dunno exactly am I in right place, but i have following situation:
    Have server (P4 3,0 Prescott processor, 2 GB memory, Intel D865 chipset MB, Adaptec 19160 + 9,1 GB Quantum for system and 2*160 GB Samsung sATA drives in stripe for data) under Windows 2003 Standard Server
    There is MySQL server + Apache for www + PHP that are installed to 9,1 GB system drive.
    In striped drive there are approx. 760000 file that are accessed over www (something like web-album).
    Now my problems:
    1) is it wise to go something non-MS platform?
    2) allocation unit size for striped drive? 32K? 4096? default 512?
    3) fragmentation of drive was previously horrible (when it was under W2K server), now it performes defrag every 2 days. What are suggestions?
    4) Page file size - at moment it's as it was automatically. What would be good? And on system drive or in this striped drive?

    Sorry if my questions are quite silly

    Best regards,
    Mati
    1. Yes is it wise...
    Unix (Linux, BSD and so on) is better for your needs...

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