[TriLUG] usb boot a storage server
jason at cerient.net
Fri Jun 2 22:05:18 EDT 2006
perhaps i didn't explain. a regular distro doesn't make special provisions
to accomodate frequently written files (like in /var) which will eventually
kill flash memory. and live distros aren't generally designed to have
services and other system configs tweaked to run a specific way, at least
not that i'm aware. what i need is something that can be easily configured
like a regular distro but runs more or less read only like a live distro,
perhaps with /var mounted in a ramdisk or something.
Jason Faulkner wrote:
> You should be able to fit a debian server easily inside a 512mb USB key.
> On 6/2/06, Jason Tower <jason at cerient.net> wrote:
>> i just ordered an inexpensive 1u server w/ 4x sata slots to be used as a
>> backup storage server. assuming it will boot from a usb device i'd
>> like to
>> set it up to boot linux via a smallish thumb drive, then create a four
>> software raid device, mount it as /archive, and make it available via
>> nfs, and sshfs.
>> has anyone ever done a setup like this before, or have a suggestion for
>> setting up the usb OS?
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