RE: buy more memory

Subject: RE: buy more memory
From: "Hegarty, Alan" <Alan -dot- Hegarty -at- sema-telecoms -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 14:13:17 +0200

Hi Becca,

My intial and secondary reactions go along these lines:

1. By using the 'recommended', 'minimal/marginal' disk-space,
it's likely with some luck that the system will crash, hang, lock-up, and
not perform optimally. As a 'sys-admin', it wouldn't make one iota of a
to me how much disk space costs; if it's needed for system to run properly,
efficiently with less down time, it's bought.

2. Why does it make sense to have more disk space? Because it's cheaper NOW
or because the system will be more stable and extensible for the future.The
factor doesn't wash as a justification. (Okay, it does for Project
Management, but
necessarily for the sys-admin) There are very CONCRETE reasons to have more
disk-space, e.g. swap-space, cache.

You might want to ask someone what happens when, or rather what components
croak first
when there isn't enough available space, and note this as a warning under
'Insufficient Memory Available'..

maybe this helps...

Have Fun


-----Original Message-----
From: Becca Price [mailto:becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Samstag, 9. Juni 2001 18:30
Subject: buy more memory

What would your reaction be if you found the following text in
an installation guide?

"Disk Space Considerations:
The disk requirements specified for each scenario are the
average needs of each component mentioned. However, with the
cost of disk space being so low, it makes sense to get more
disk space than is actually required for the MPC applications.
This will make the machine more flexible for future needs."

The audience for this document is sys admins.


Becca Price
beccap -at- rust -dot- net (primary address)


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