I was starting a new thread on distributions related forum, then on hardware related forum. But I finally understand this is definitely a newbie issue...
I have a computer with a Promise Fasttrack TX4650 SATA RAID controller and 4x1.5 Tb drives and no floppy drive. I defined a new RAID5 array (4.5 Tb). I tried to install several Linux distros but I was not able to have the RAID controller to be recognized so I added a 320 Gb drive out of the array. I installed CentOS 5.3, built the right module from sources (t3sas) and finally have the device working (/dev/sdb).
My goal is to install Gallery
to store a big DB of RAW photos (about 1 Tb but it will double in a couple of year), so I thought to mount /var/www on this new array but I want to get best performances and lowest risks.
I used parted
to define a new ext2 partition (/dev/sdb1) then I ran mke2fs -j /dev/sdb1
to convert to ext3.
I mounted a new /var/www folder on /dev/sdb1 and moved into the content of the old /var/www. Then I added this line to /etc/fstab:
/dev/sdb1 /var/www ext3 defaults 0 1
Is this the right way?
The main drive uses a LVM... is this a problem?
I wonder if this configuration allows to me to define user quota adding userquota and groupquota to /etc/fstab...