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I'm trying to load a server with two drives mirrored, then a bunch of bigger drives RAID5'd for data. I want to put the OS on the mirrored drives, then data and whatever else on the mirrored set. The two virtual disks show up, but I dont know what parts I should put on the mirrored drives.
I'm used to Windows where I would install Windows onto the mirrored virtual disk during the OS install, then all my data would be on the RAID5 virtual disk. But I don't know which of the following constitute the OS for linux or should be on the mirrored set rather than the RAID5?
AFAIK, the usual convention is that the /home directory is used for user data, which you would want on your mirrored drive, as well as possibly the /var directory which generally contains log files and other changing system data. I might be inclined to also mirror /etc, as it tends to contain a lot of system-specific configuration data.
I hope others will contribute opinions on this also.
Thanks smoker. Also, i forgot to mention, this server will have a couple samba shares (which I envisioned putting on the large RAID5 virtual disk) and run a very minor php website which will probably be buried in opt under lampp