[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 13:11:28 EDT 2016

On Oct 24, 2016, at 12:51 PM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> ​I suppose if it's just a media player, where the video files are only
> reads.
> But many of my RPi's use File I/O often enough​

Well, yeah, it obviously depends on your use case.  If you're running a database server or something, it would be really dumb (unless you had some other form of storage, like a USB hard drive, attached).  But for things that mostly sit still and don't need to write to anything aside from log files (thus tmpfs with periodic syncs to disk), mounting everything read-only is a pretty decent solution.  You can even sync the volatile storage (/var, others) to NFS or over rsync if need be (I use rsync to local storage anyway just because it's good about minimizing writes).

> I also use the battery backup, its cheap, and RPI's use very little power
> So I have time to use shutdown

That's definitely a good way to go, at least to have time to dump everything to non-volatile storage before shutting down safely.

- Dave

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