Another Hardware Question
kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Fri Feb 20 09:28:37 MST 2009
I recently asked about server hardware recommendations for my home
This is not about that.
Instead, this is regarding a new server we need at my office. This
will be used primarily as a backuppc host to backup all the machines
on the LAN (gigabit), as well as a secondary DNS for our domain.
We currently have an atx tower form factor machine with a bunch of
hard drives crammed in it - it's an intel core2 duo @ 2.66Ghz with 4GB
of ram. The last few days it has been acting up, and I fear that it
is experiencing some hardware failure on the motherboard. So... while
hedging that we may need an entirely new server, I found this:
Freely confessing that I know next to nothing about the Xeon family of
processors, and if the raid controller included in this box is any
good, I throw myself upon the mercies of the PLUG Hardware Gods™ to
help me get informed.
1) Is this machine too old to be worth the trouble?
2) Is the motherboard and raid controller Linux friendly?
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