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RE: [Xen-users] My future plan

  • To: "Michael Schmidt" <michael.schmidt@xxxxxxxxxx>, <Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Jonathan Tripathy" <jonnyt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:28:46 +0100
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  • Delivery-date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 07:35:54 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] My future plan


From: Michael Schmidt [mailto:michael.schmidt@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tue 08/06/2010 15:20
To: philip tricca
Cc: Jonathan Tripathy; Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] My future plan

Am 08.06.10 16:12, schrieb philip tricca:
> Jonathan,
> Michael Schmidt wrote:
>> Hi Jonathan,
>> you should think about flash or SD cards as xen-boot-drive.
>> This provides you lower costs and higher energy efficiency.
>> If you mount /tmp and /var/log to an tmpfs, this disks works very
>> well and long.
> Be careful mounting a tmpfs on /var/log.  If you're running on SSDs
> it's  good to minimize disk writes but in the event of a nasty error
> that brings down your system you won't have any error logs to let you
> know what happened when it comes back up.
> Best thing to do when you mount tmpfs on /var/log is to make a syslog
> rule that logs ERROR messages to storage that will survive a reboot.
> Something like:
> *.err    /var/persistent.log
> in /etc/rsyslog.conf should work.
Best practice: Log over the network (with e.g. syslog-ng) to a central
syslog server.

Best Regards
-Michael Schmidt


Good idea!

What about my use of software iSCSI and the NIC setup? This all ok?

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