Partition scheme : It depends on the use of the computer.
I.e: One of my servers (Oracle 9 database)
/ 4 GB
/opt 8 GB
/home 3 GB
Then sum up all the extra space to /opt (and/or /opt2), or leave it for future use.
You can try LVM. It lets you grow partitions "on-demand" from unpartitioned disk. With newer distros is pretty easy to setup.
-Dump uses compression if you ask to (-j switch) (dump -j9 ...)
- If you only have 10GB for restoring 140GB, forget about recovering the whole disk "as is". Just save your valuable data (/etc, /root, /usr, / --this last one specified by filesystem (i.e.: /dev/hda1) or else you will copy whole disk as the whole disk is mounted under / )
If still you have place for more, include /opt or whatever).
Last edited by pablob; 09-26-2003 at 07:55 PM.