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From TerryE <>
Subject Re: Questions: LAMP and PHPBB for
Date Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:14:25 GMT
Hi Wolf,

Long time, no speak.  It would be good to catch up.

On 31/07/11 23:15, Wolf Halton wrote:
> Hi Terry,
> Welcome to the party!
> I have heard that database software runs less well on VMs and I am working
> on developing a project using postgresql at work to test that.
Yup, but the main issue here is for I/O intensive apps, unless the 
virtualisation technology has accelerated I/O paths (for example VMware 
ESX does this).  With the forums if the VM has a 2Gb or more then enough 
content is memory cached that I/O performance isn't really an issue 
whatever the VM technology.

MediaWiki is a different story.  It is D/B heavy.  However, most of the 
current access is guest access so using a Squid or Varnish cache would 
drop the database I/O by a factory of up to 10 with current transaction 
patterns.  We can work these issues.  And yes, I can move back from 
MySQL to PostgreSQL as the forums used to run on this in the past, but 
its another task on the migration plan that I would prefer to avoid.

Regards Terry

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