December 14, 2008

ALIX sizing lesson and WPA configuration note

Filed under: UNIX & Linux — Tags: , , , — martin @ 1:17 pm

Okay, there we have it. The ALIX, despite its generally good performance, can’t handle the workload of BackupPC and starts to swap really badly when backing up a fairly large system via rsync.

At least I’ve learned from this test how to configure the Wistron CM9 card for WPA on Debian:

iface ath0 inet static
        madwifi-base wifi0
        madwifi-mode sta
        wpa-driver wext
        wpa-ssid blah
        wpa-psk blubb

1 Comment »

  1. […] Filed under: UNIX & Linux — Tags: backup, backuppc — martin @ 7:12 am After the ALIX had failed, I moved my BackupPC instance to a leftover Dell workstation with 1.4 GHZ Pentium 4 and 768 GB of […]

    Pingback by More BackupPC sizing considerations « #!/bin/blog — December 16, 2008 @ 7:12 am

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