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I've used Slackware 10.0 and I'm currently using Slackware 10.1.
Both have default setups defining the location of both the database(s) and the webpages in /var.
I'm currently in the process of setting up a LAMP server and I'm wondering if the above setup is the way to go. Obviously people (who have a better understanding of servers than I have) have been thinking about this, but I still wonder.
I've read some howto's, but none of them seems to explain the reasoning behind a/the setup.
Logfiles (together with other stuff) usually end up in /var, possibly causing issues when they grow big or when the database or amount of uploaded files grow big. I see possible datacorruption or crashing applications coming with a setup like that.
Usually I don't bother to much about partitioning as I use old PCs with limited harddisk space. If possible, I will create a swap partition, a root partition and a home partition. Those machines are mostly used as desktops.
For this server, I'm trying to create a solid partitioning. Is it advisable to create a seperate partition and locate the databases and webpages there? Are there advantages in having a separate boot partion?