-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
We finally got a "real" box for our backup mirror and transfer point. P4 2.6G, 512MB RAM, dual 1000BT, enough room in the case for seven drives. Of course, the power supply only has connectors for four, but that's okay. Two PCIX slots as well, so I can feed the 64bit RAID controller we have in it once we get some bigger drives (something else I think I'm going to insist on).
It took about twenty minutes to put together, and in another five, I'll have OpenBSD 3.6 installed on it. Probably ten minutes after that, I'll have a sync running off the production server.
OpenBSD is teh lurve for just straight up getting shit done.