New CDP Server Soon

Posted By: Tony Baird

Last Updated: Friday July 24, 2009

Bosco our current CDP server has been a little slow as of late and we anticipated this day would come we’re just surprised we’re already there.  We have an agreement in place to have it replaced with a new system within the next few weeks.  At this time we’re currently awaiting the availability of a 2U chassis that can handle the twelve 1TB drives we will be putting into the machine.  The current machine is a four 1TB drives in raid-5 which was great when we originally had it deployed but we’ve doubled the number of machines we have.  The new system will be using the twelve 1TB drives in a raid-10 to provide the write and read performance.  This upgrade should mean much quicker backups and restores as well as extra space to handle double the number of machines we currently have.

Here’s a specs break down:

Old Xeon 3060 2GB RAM 4x1TB Raid-5

New Dual Xeon 5130 4GB RAM 12x1TB Raid-10

So it’s an upgrade all around but for backing up machines it’s mostly drive dependent but we figured upgrade everything a bit.  Once we have a date when the new machine will be available to us we’ll be posting a maintenance notice to make the switch over.

So just another month and more hardware added.  It feels like we’re constantly adding new machines with each one being of a higher specification than the old ones.  As always thanks for everyone spreading the word about Hawk Host so we can continue to expand and add all sorts of new features and upgrade our hardware.

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