Good Day People of the World...
As you all should know by now, i am horible at Linux/Unix and this is the 1st time i am trying to configure a server...Ur Help and professional advice is much needed and appreciated....Thank You..Sincerely
My Company has decided to use an existing Old PC (Pentium 4 - 3.0Ghz,512 RAM,2 X 40GB HDD) and transform it to a Linux server for web and email services to support about 100 users
From all the kind replies i got in my previous thread, this is how i planned to arrange the partitions on 2 seperate 40GB HDD
Hard Disk Drive 1
- Root partition(200MB)
Hard Disk Drive 2
- /tmp (2.5GB)
- /var (10 GB)
- /home (150MB per user * 100 Users = 15GB)
- Swap (512MB)
Is this configuration ok for a Linux server support 100 users for email and web services? Are there any other critical partition i left out?
Is the space i allocated to each partition too much ?
Any recommendations on how i place my partitions? Please feel free to comment...Thanks !
Misc Questions....I have these questions popping up into y head as i was thinking of the planned configration...Hope you all can spare a bit of ur time to kindly enlighten me and clear my confusion....Thanks!
1) As we all know, /boot,/etc,/var,/temp,/etc,/home,/user,/backup are major directories in Linux. Is it ok for me to allocate a partition to each of these major partition instead of placing them in directories? ANy consequences or considerations i should take note of?
*assuming that all the major directionaries are partitions instead*
2) Whats the differences between root partition and /boot partition?
3) /etc partitions - other than configuration files...any other use?
Please feel free to comment or criticise or email me email@example.com
Greatly, really, desperatly need all ur help...
Thank You Once again..