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How to configure old hardware for a dedicated MySQL server...
Posted by: Andrew McCall
Date: November 22, 2006 09:15AM

Hi Folks,

I originally posted this to the Newbie forum, but didn't get a reply, seen as though its mostly about my RAID configuration and paritioning I thought I would re-post it here.

I have recently got hold of some old Sun equipment, and I thought it would be good to set it up as a dedicated MySQL database server so I can learn more about MySQL. The hardware I have is:

Sun Ultra 2 Enterprise
2x300MHz SPARC 64-Bit CPU's
768Mb RAM
Internal 2x4Gb Hard Disks
External 12x9Gb Hard Disks
Solaris 10

I am probably going to be using it for a blog software, photo-gallery software and general "messing around" while learning SQL and MySQL :), because of this the hardware should be more than enough - but I would still like to get the best out of this hardware. Can anyone give me opinions on how to set this up? Due to the age of the system I am going to have to tune it to its maximum so I can get the best out of it. Some of the things I have been wondering are, should I run MySQL as a 64Bit binary? How would it be best to configure the hard disks?

Thanks,

Andrew McCall

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