Disk selection/cache_dir

From: Ben Couldrey <ben@dont-contact.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:26:34 +1000 (EST)


I have just specced out some machines to replace our current cache server
and have come back with the following:

Pentium 200MHz
256Mb RAM
2Gb for operating system stuff (usr partition basically)
3 x 4Gb for cache dirs

What problems (or issues) are there for me by using the three disks for
caching? I was thinking of splitting each disk into 1Gb partitions and
specifying 12 cache_dir statements in squid.conf.

Would I be better off by leaving them alone and specifying only three
cache_dir's? What about striping them all together?

Oh, operating system is FreeBSD.

Im not really sure what the best approach is so any suggestions would be
most grateful!


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