diskless linux servers

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  1. ShapeShifterz

    ShapeShifterz Longtime Lurker

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    Anyone have any good experiences with diskless linux servers? I thought about building a web traffic load balancer using something knoppix based plus apache/mod_backhand. The idea is to build a cheap, reliable load balancer for a web farm. Suggestions?
     
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    I've built many... CF cards tend to be the easiest to work with. Mount the file system read-only, and you're good to go.
     
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    how would you connect that? through a usb adaptor? or would you require some sort of pci adaptor? could you also not just use a thumb drive in that case?
     
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    not all mobos like booting to USB. Especially not a few years ago.

    There are inexpensive IDE>CF adaptors that work nicely.
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i understand there is a way to customize your own knoppix installation, burn it to CD, and boot off of that. Might be faster than booting off a CF card. Hell, you could use a DVD for that matter, if you needed the extra space, and have a DVD drive in the server.
     
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    CF is a lot faster than CD/DVD... And CF is easily re-writable, and CAN be mounted as RW if you want.
     
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    a 16x DVD drive can read up to 22.16 MB/sec
    fastest CF card i found was 20mb/sec
     
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    CF actually acheives it's speeds, tho... DVD's never do. 5-6MB/s is about all you actually get out of a DVD -- and that's only on the edge of the disc.
     
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    splitting hairs either way. if you want a RW media, CF is the way to go. DVDs are the cheaper solution, and house more data
     

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