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Re: backup schedule on FSF machines
- To: "Bradley M. Kuhn" <bkuhn at fsf dot org>
- Subject: Re: backup schedule on FSF machines
- From: Zack Weinberg <zack at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 21:28:47 -0800
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, Gerald Pfeifer <pfeifer at dbai dot tuwien dot ac dot at>,rms at gnu dot org, law at redhat dot com
- References: <200110242246.f9OMkDr04522@wijiji.santafe.edu> <20011031210514.L546@ebb.org>
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 09:05:14PM -0500, Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
> RMS asked me to post some information on our backup schedule at the FSF to
> this list. I thought I had, but cleaning out an old folder reminded me
> that I hadn't.
There are several other things which we would like to know about
before we consider shifting more operations onto machines maintained
by the FSF.
- What is the maximum outgoing and incoming bandwidth from each
machine potentially involved, to the network backbone?
- How much disk space is immediately available on each machine? How
many spindles is that split over? What is the practical peak
throughput to each disk?
- What kind of CPU load can each machine handle? How many concurrent
CVS, web, and mail server processes?
- Where are these machines physically located?
- How old is the hardware being used?
- How solid is the hardware being used?
- What precautions have been taken to avoid system failures?
- In the event of a system failure, how long would it take to restore
- How many people know the root password?
- How many accounts exist on each machine?
- How many of those are actively used?
- What network services are available?
- How long do security holes remain unpatched?