SSD on ISPConfig3 - best usage in VM server?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by eko_taas, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. eko_taas

    eko_taas New Member

    I am planning to build 2nd server, which main task to is to convert/filter (numerical) data from emails, files and mysql-db (in same server separated VMs) to consolidated them to final mysql-db (other server with HDD). This will (I'll assume :eek: ) require lot's of fast access to (small temp) files and many (short) external connections.

    As I have 2 unused SDDs (40GB + 64GB), I wanted to use them to build of squeeze - VMs as per:
    how about

    Tried to google good advice on usage SDD, but still wonder
    - what parts of OS better to be in SDD in this case (and HDD the rest)
    - Or would it be OK if all in SDDs only (incl. swap)
    - is it enough to have /boot and /var as RAID1 to keep running VMs even in SDD-failure (as total round 30GB should be OK for this server)

    Any advice appreciated
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think it's ok to have the whole OS on an SSD - the SSD will probably last four or five year or more. What I've done is this: I've put the /var/lib/mysql directory on an SSD to speed up MySQL. Works great so far.

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