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    You really don't want to be using software RAID when everything breaks!

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    I found that the moodle baseline specs are not really adequate

    Should be roughly 2GB for every 50 users (in my experience)
    2TB HDD to hold all of the applications, files etc
    Dual Quad Core Xeon CPU

    Something based on that will see you through for atleast 5 years, if not more.

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    We have a beast of a HP server for our, and our feeder schools Moodles (we host for 6 at present, that will go up to 9 after Christmas and hopefully by this time next year 12 of us will be on it) as well as our new Website and some other things in the pipeline hopefully.

    That box is a 12 Core Xeon
    48 GB Ram
    has 15K SAS-2 Drives in a Mirror for the OS and then a RAID5 with hot swap spare (if i remember right) for the datas

    and all I can say is it flys! You click and of it goes.

    We estimate once we have completed this project (IE got all the schools on-board) we will have 1000+ users using it during the school day so needed to ensure we got it right from day one.

    We have worked with The Cutter Project on the Moodle work and they set it up for us and it has been excellent and support for them has been second to none. I certainly would recommend them

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    That box is a 12 Core Xeon
    48 GB Ram
    has 15K SAS-2 Drives in a Mirror for the OS and then a RAID5 with hot swap spare (if i remember right) for the datas
    that makes me feel that my box is not over specced! it current hosts our moodle along with internal web apps and is also a proxy server and is dual quad xeon with 6gb ram and 10k sas drives. (it got removed from being the old sims server when i went virtual and being 2 years old i reused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    that makes me feel that my box is not over specced! it current hosts our moodle along with internal web apps and is also a proxy server and is dual quad xeon with 6gb ram and 10k sas drives. (it got removed from being the old sims server when i went virtual and being 2 years old i reused.
    Oh this one is tbh, but we had to factor in the fact that IF we hammer it like the SLT want to and our primarys do the same we could have 1000 users on it, and as it has our website on it, and we do get a bit of the white stuff up here suddenly we can be bombarded by OMG are they open hits so hoping that it can hold up to that (question is CAN our LA's WAN).

    The box actually was VERY good value, got amazing pricing from HP and Insight as ever, HP really do look after us with Insight as we have a long standing relationship with both and HP special pricing made a major difference, especially on those SAS2 Drives, they were nearly half price after the bid!

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    Fair enough - i'm hoping to get some good pricing out of them next year when creating my new VM cluster for the file servers.

    I bet the wan link is what fails first! that is the reason i'm going for an externally hosted website as i don't want our wan link to die on snow days so no staff can access the website/moodle installation.

    hope your not using IIS on it as that would just be cruel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Fair enough - i'm hoping to get some good pricing out of them next year when creating my new VM cluster for the file servers.

    I bet the wan link is what fails first! that is the reason i'm going for an externally hosted website as i don't want our wan link to die on snow days so no staff can access the website/moodle installation.

    hope your not using IIS on it as that would just be cruel...
    Nah its Linux based, the man @kmount is the guru on that lot I am sure he can tell you more as he did the work for us Well worth talking to him about it as they have lots of Moodle Skills and experience

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    Already done my moodle migration/design!

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    If you want speed, then SSD for the Lamp Stack and store the courses on spinning platters. Mmmmm SSD.

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