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kontrabass
07 Feb 2007, 18:56
I'm considering making the plunge to add a secondary slave DB server to facilitate searches and forum backups. I'm wondering what kind of specs I can get by with, and what would be ideal. $$ is going to be an issue... Is it important to match the performance/specs of the primary DB server?

My current setup:

Apache server = Opteron 250 / 2G Ram / 10k RPM SCSI's Raid 1

DB server = Dual Opteron 250's / 4G RAm / 15k RPM SCSI's Raid 1


Thanks!

Criticize
08 Feb 2007, 06:33
I have sent you a private message :)

ctownsend
22 Feb 2007, 22:49
Interested in information related to this as well....
Bump:)

amcd
17 Mar 2007, 11:42
slave db server does not necessarily have to be matched with the master.

If I had to do this, I would first change the RAID 1 to RAID 10 and add more RAM (if needed) to the existing db server.

Guess
18 Mar 2007, 05:11
What is the size of your forums? Who is your host for the existing servers?