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Date:      Sun, 3 Dec 1995 13:23:25 -0500
From: (Craig Shrimpton)
To:        Peter Berger <>
Subject:   Re: Inodes for news server
Message-ID:  <>

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>The history database sitting on it's own disk is a major win, 
>because it gets accessed once for each article that arrives, and every 
>time expire runs.  It doesn't need two gigs though -- a 500 meg disk is 
>more than adequate to hold two copies of a pretty big history file (and 
>nothing else!)

Hmmm.. this sounds interesting, how about this:

1 850 MG IDE containing FreeBSD/OS, swap and news programs.
1 540 MG IDE containing only the history db.
1 4 GIG SCSI split 3 GIGS alt.* 1 GIG (some small group)  
1 4 GIG SCSI everything else

Also, give each SCSI drive its own controller.


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