So one of my clients wanted to get a relatively solid disk to disk backup system going for a production file share running on an Xserve G5 with OS X 10.3.9.
I recommended several raid products, amongst which were LaCie's new Biggest S2S Raid Array, Apple's X Serve Raid, and a couple consumer external FW drive models I like.
They chose the LaCie Biggest S2S. Its a pretty fair price for a 5 drive external raid array. It has a small foot print, and 1TB of storage in the Raid 1+0 configuration with a hotspare. I wish it supported Raid V though.. I'd like to squeeze a tiny bit more storage out of it and still get to keep the hot spare.
pecl download apc
tar -xvzf APC[tab]; # if you got a smat shell
./configure --enable-apc --enable-apc-mmap --with-apxs2 --with-php-config=/usr/bin/php-config
make; make install
Well got my new development server up and running... Well its not new, I've managed to update an old 1U from 500MHZ/64MB (it was a name server)->900MHZ/320MB... Its merrily been running along on Ubuntu Breezy since day 1.
There a three goals for this server..
1) Track thing.net development projects.
2) start developing thing.net's next generation hosting platform...
... Virtualization, Apache2, and the php5/mysql5 move....
3) Offer SCM/Project tracking support for small teams working on new media related software projects.