> > Get yourself the ability to benchmark your application. This is
> > invaluable^W a requirement for any kind of performance tuning.
> I'm pretty happy with the performance of the database at this stage.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK a load of 3.5 on a quad is not
> overloading it. It also seem to scale well, so if application's demand
> increases I see a minimal increase in database server load.
> I was just looking for some pointers as to where to go to ITO hardware
> for the future, as I can now spec a new machine. I mean is it really
> worth while going for one of those RAID controllers with the battery
> backed cache, for instance. If so, are there any specific ones to look
> out for? Which is better RAID 5, a large RAID 10 or smaller RAID 10's?
> Should I bother with RAID at all?
These issues have been covered before. You may want to search the
archives and get the relevant pointers.
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