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Date:      Thu, 23 Apr 2020 23:17:44 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Dale Scott <dalescott@shaw.ca>
To:        David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: best upgrade process for server
Message-ID:  <275658242.155675013.1587705464202.JavaMail.zimbra@shaw.ca>
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> From: "David Christensen" <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com>
> To: "freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:25:17 PM
> Subject: Re: best upgrade process for server

> On 2020-04-22 21:38, Dale Scott wrote:
> I have a SOHO LAN with one server for Samba and CVS.  I do not host any
> public services, so as not to saturate my residential WAN connection.  I
> use VPS's for public services.

I'm doing the same thing but with public facing services. Until I have the
problem of too many users, getting my server connection essentially for free
is too good a deal. A VPS on Digital Ocean with similar performance
would be ~$20/month.

> When it was time to retire my previous desktop/ Linux SOHO server with
> an up-to-date FreeBSD server, I bought a lightly used Dell PowerEdge T30
> with one Xeon E3-1225 v5 processor, one 8 GB ECC memory module, one 1 TB
> SATA HDD, and one DVD+/-RW drive.

I have been watching for a Dell or HP chassis designed for four 2.5" SSDs.

> My advice would be to keep your existing server and disaster
> preparedness infrastructure fully functional while you build an
> end-to-end replacement.

Excellent advice!




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