[Rack] Reformat Tahoe Node

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Thu Sep 29 12:39:37 PDT 2011


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 09:19:36AM -0700, Ben Kochie wrote:
>> I'd like to reformat the Tahoe node in preparations to merge the parts of
>> that machine with Pony.  Is there anything on the machine that I need to
>> save?
>
> AFAIK, no -- tahoe01 was still in testing and has no important data.
>
>> My plan to keep the power use in the rack to a minimum involves keeping us
>> down to one reasonably powerful box.  My plan is to setup a minimal
>> virtual machine OS and then copy Pony into a VM.  We can also have a Tahoe
>> node VM.
>
> I was hoping that the tahoe node would have its own spindles rather than
> sharing with other stuff. :(  The use case for Tahoe storage is very
> different from generic VM storage.
>
> I'm not a big fan of having a humongous VM server at 2169, but hey,
> whatever floats your boat.

Humongous == bad, IMO too. However, I think the argument for this is
that when someone wants their own little experiment server, they don't
need to hack together another monster from the hack shelf, but can
easily toss up a VM.

Rock on, Ben.

Cheers,
jof


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