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Old 01-21-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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Divide and rule


I have a 2-volume, 500GB Dell Poweredge 64-bit server, with 6G RAM, Raid 1 and Red Hat 5.5-64.

I want to know how to divide the space among these partitions:

/
/usr
/temp
/var
/home
/boot
/anything else?

This server will have Apache, Tomcat installed and some other web applications. we plan to serve users with mostly read-only content, but there will be a database server at the backend, so I expect users querying as well for data. No or minimal multimedia. For a non-profit research related institution, may have not much traffic, but enough to give me headaches

Can someone come up with some estimate?

Any guidance will be helpful.

Thank you for reading.

Cheers,
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Why not let the distro decide for you? Do you have a good reason to split up partitions like that? The installer creates a /boot and a / by default.

Here, though:

/boot: 64M
/tmp: 4G
/usr, /var: 10+G
/: 20G
/home: everything else
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #3
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Hi,

What does RedHat support suggest for your site installations?

You did purchase, right?
 
Old 01-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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AlicardZero:
I wanted to put logfiles in /var/log, my programs in /usr/local, etc, so the default value suggested by distro was not appropriate for me.
I created all the directories I wrote above. /, /boot and /swap are ext3, all others I put under LVM. I have been "promised" that I will be able to resize the logical volumes with no or minimal disruption. Happy for now. Thank you for the hint.

onebuck:
I have the software license, yes I purchased it, but I do not have the support license.

I am sorry for the late post. I am fighting other problems.. I will be back asking another one sooner than later..

Let me close this thread.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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You can still do that without splitting into multiple logical volumes.
 
  


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