Unfortunately, I fell into the same trap as most folks thought Bill Gates did, when I told myself that 250GB should be enough data for anyone.
Apparently backup data, music and pictures take up a lot of room as you can see from my /vol partition.
$ df -h Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vol1-lvvol ext3 226G 214G 641M 100% /vol
I figured it was time for an upgrade. I replaced motherboard, cpu, memory, and of course the drives. The old machine specs are as follows:
- Pentium III 933MHz
- 1 GB memory
- two 40GB IDE hard drives RAID1 hosting /
- two 250GB Seagate 7200.10 SATA drives RAID1 hosting /vol
- megabit NIC
The new machine has TERABYTE drives🙂
- AMD Sempron 140 2.7GHz
- 2GB memory
- one 80GB Western Digital SATA drive hosting /
- three 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA drives RAID5 hosting /vol
- gigabit NIC
It was fun to see T after the number for the /vol partition.
# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg1-lvroot 70G 2.8G 64G 5% / tmpfs 878M 128K 878M 1% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 485M 28M 432M 7% /boot /dev/mapper/vg2-lvvol 1.8T 196M 1.7T 1% /vol
Finally, the OS install experience. I wanted to use CentOS 5.5 for my new server. I start with the CD netinstall disk of CentOS, got to the point of writing to the partitions and the installer just died. I then went with the CentOS LiveCD and that didn’t even boot for me. Stumped, and not wanting to wait for CentOS to download stage2.img again (took 15 minutes), I decided to try the Fedora 13 netinstall CD. WIN!
The Fedora 13 installation went flawlessly and extremely quick boot, and a very nice experience. Kudos to the Fedora team for an excellent installation experience.