November 1st, 2004

geeky

Service Announcement: cleopatra.empire.pick.ucam.org, news.empire.pick.ucam.org

Rivendell residents should note that the machine cleopatra which functions as the house USENET server and mailserver for ysolde.ucam.org should be considered "vulnerable".

It appears that this is the result of a failing /dev/hda, and thus I plan on purchasing a new drive tomorrow to replace both /dev/hda and /dev/hdb.

I'm hoping that cleo (not the newest machine ever) will be able to handle an 80GB disk. She should be able to boot from SCSI if not 80GB IDE, but we'll have to wait and see...

Anyone have any suggestions over disk layout? Currently I have a 2GB RAID-1 partition over the two SCSI disks, and an additional 6GB partition on the larger one. Should I turn this into a 2GB and an 8GB RAIDed partition between the SCSI and IDE disks?