Daily Archives: May 30, 2006

More Tea Vicar?

Well, the important question of what to name the Geograph servers has been answered.

  • Tea – the load balancer, as everything should start with a nice cup of tea
  • Toast, Scone and Crumpet – web servers, keeping our site sustained!
  • Jam – NAS / database, as toast, scones and crumpets are naught without jam

See, there’s method in it.

While I’m waiting for the new kit to arrive, I’m building some VMWare virtual servers of the new setup, which should help anyone developing for Geograph since it allows them to run an identical setup without needing to know much about Linux configuration, and will also allow us to trial new ideas without messing up the “real” boxes.