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New feature suggestion: RAMDISK

Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:55 pm

A problem that I see with Mikrotik, and the way most people (myself included) roll it out is this, if I understand things properly:

DNS Cache and Proxy cache is both written to the drive (volume)

The drive is gennerally a compact flash card, which has a limited number of rewrites, and then needs to be replaced.

My Idea is this: If there was an option to create a RAMDISK and mount it to put proxy cache and DNS cache on, then fewer writes will be needed for the compact flash. Both of those types of data can be rebuilt with minimal impact in the event of reboot.
 
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:21 am

have you ever seen a copact flash which is dead because of too much writes? or anyone else here? please share your experience, because i personally think this is way too exaggerated now.
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:25 am

also since some 2.7 version the number of writes made is drastically decreased, you totally shouldn't worry about this.
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Another reason. Cost

Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:27 pm

Another reason for a ramdisk would be cost. I can add a 256M RAM module cheaper than a 128M Compact flash. Then I can run the proxy server with a large cache without worrying about it.

I have never had the proxy server run for more than a few days (with any rev routeros) and I was told its probably because of the limitation on Compact flash, and how it can get corrupted. Proxy would cause a lot of disk writes regardless of the OS. Its just a ported version of Squid server I think. If its using a RAMdisk, it shouldn't be an issue.
 
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Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:00 pm

We will put a ramdisk for proxy cache on this list of ideas for v2.9

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Re: New feature suggestion: RAMDISK

Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:27 pm

Hello!
This function wasn't realized?
Nevertheless there is a wish to see it because many scripts use temporary files, there is no wish to spend the memory ROM resource for their placement.
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