[rt-users] What software is recommended for high-loaded RT3.8-latest?

Agnislav Onufrijchuk Agnislav.Onufrijchuk at portaone.com
Thu Apr 2 09:51:06 EDT 2009

Mike Peachey wrote:
> Slackware Linux. Perfect balance of security and stability and with a
> custom-generic kernel the RAM footprint is comparatively tiny and makes
> for a very responsive server.
I have no enough experience with Slackware. AFAIK, it's simple as BSD. Is it true?

> Whatever OS you choose, make sure you do a manual RT install, don't rely
> on someone's pre-packaged system. Also, I recommend making sure all of
> your perl modules are installed via CPAN not a packaging system to
> ensure no upstream modifications and a simple upgrade path.
Sure :)

>> - File system: Ext3/XFS/JFS/...?
> Debatable. I would probably say Ext3 myself, but then for the level of
> transactions you're talking about you are on the border where J/X/Reiser
> could prove themselves useful. Wouldn't hurt to do some benchmarking.
> For what it's worth, don't take recoverability into account in your
> decision, just make backups. Trying to perform file-system data recovery
> in that type of environment is a waste of time on any FS.
AFAIK, they're all provide good data safety. Now we're using MySQL && InnoDB, I 
think XFS should be fast enough. But we may migrate to PostgreSQL. AFAIK it uses 
a number of files (I may be wrong) to serve its DB. So, there can be Reiser/JFS.

>> - apache 2.2 or nginx?
> Apache. No Question.
Why? nginx supports FastCGI too and it is recommended to use on dedicated projects.

>> - MySQL or Postgresql?
> Debatable. I think for me it would depend on what is in use in the rest
> of your architecture. If you are a fully MySQL house, as we are here,
> then it makes sense to keep it all the same since you can share
> primary/failover servers and your people-processes are harmonious. If
> you don't really have a dependency on either then... well it's up to
> you. I'm used to MySQL and having it at the core of nearly all
> DB-dependant applications here has been useful, but many would argue
> that for a larger system like yours PG wouyld give you better
> performance. Again, a bit of benchmarking wouldn't go amiss.
Thank you!

Agnislav Onufrijchuk
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