[linux-elitists] phasing out Solaris/Oracle/Netscape with Linux/PostgreSQL/Apache

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Thu Feb 8 23:16:20 PST 2001


>>>>> "EL" == Eugene Leitl <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> writes:

    EL> This is somewhat off-topic, so bear with me.

If you CC: enough lists, eventually you'll hit one where your message
is ON-topic.

~Mr. Bad

P.S. Your whole discussion made a lot of sense to me, except I have no
idea what "Daylight" is. My only thing would be that you should
probably pony up the extra few hundred $$ and get Fast Wide* Ultra Big
Honkin' SCSI. It's not THAT big a diff, and you are so pretty you
deserve it.

Also, not to be a downer about the RAID part, but... maybe you should
consider NOT RAIDing your disks together. If you're really looking to
squeeze ultra performance out of your system, you might want to keep
separate spindles going, tuned to your app (like putting different
database stuff on different physical disks). Not necessarily a big
deal, but it might help.

Lastly, depending on how sophisticated your app is (like what kind of
coolio SQL features it uses), you might want to trade in PostgreSQL
for MySQL. MySQL tends to outperform PostgreSQL for simple stuff, but
it can't do the hard stuff. I can't make any guarantees how well
either one exploits multi-processors, though.

* Like Johnny Royale once told me: "I like my SCSI like I like my
  women -- ultra-FAST and ultra-WIDE! Heh heh heh heh COUGH SPLUTTER."

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