[Rack] Reformat Tahoe Node

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Thu Sep 29 18:30:51 UTC 2011

I haven't decided exactly.  I'm probably going to use KVM.  I'm either 
going to use libvirt or Ganeti as a front-end for managing the instances.


On Thu, 29 Sep 2011, Leif Ryge wrote:

> On 09/29/2011 10:10 AM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Ben Kochie<ben at nerp.net>  wrote:
>>> I'd like to reformat the Tahoe node in preparations to merge the parts of
>>> that machine with Pony.  Is there anything on the machine that I need to
>>> save?
>>> My plan to keep the power use in the rack to a minimum involves keeping us
>>> down to one reasonably powerful box.  My plan is to setup a minimal
>>> virtual machine OS and then copy Pony into a VM.  We can also have a Tahoe
>>> node VM.
>>> I'll be moving the 8GB of ram and 6T of disk over to the VM server.  I'll
>>> possibly move the 2G of ram and one of the disks out of Pony and make it
>>> into a decent desktop PC for people use instead of that crappy old shuttle
>>> box.
>> Admittedly, I didn't setup that Tahoe node, though I've powered it up
>> once to poke around (long time ago -- months).
>> I think it's just setup with the software, ready to add to a public
>> grid or as a Noisebridge-private storage node.
>> What I *don't* know is whether or not there is any data on there that
>> should be saved.
>> I seem to remember Leif knowing more about it's pedigree. I'll CC him on 
>> this.
>> Cheers,
>> jof
> Yep, there is nothing I know of that we need to keep on there, reformat away.
> The little bit of Tahoe data on it is just from me fooling around. I'll setup 
> that Tahoe VM when you're ready, and will try to make it something people 
> might actually use this time (eg, setup a FUSE mount of its SFTP frontend).
> What kind of virtualization are you going to use?
> Thanks for taking care of this, Ben!
> ~leif

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