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Old 12-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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What is the best Partitions of HDD if you are creating your own server?


Hi Keen Duds,

pls help. I experience almost of all log files are in /var even the mysql server resides on it. and the website is reside in /var/www....default in apache.

do I have to put higher partition in /var? how about if I add another users? what is the partition of /usr?

pls guide me in creating good HDD partition.

thanks to all.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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It largely depends on your needs.

For a server, I would have a partition for /, /home, /var and /usr. It can also be worth having a separate partition for /tmp (to prevent temporary files filling up your / partition).

Depending on what your server will be used for will dictate the size of each of these partitions. Make sure you leave ample space on / and /usr. /var will need to be big if you are running a mail server and your mail spool is in /var.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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It largely depends on your needs.

For a server, I would have a partition for /, /home, /var and /usr. It can also be worth having a separate partition for /tmp (to prevent temporary files filling up your / partition).

Depending on what your server will be used for will dictate the size of each of these partitions. Make sure you leave ample space on / and /usr. /var will need to be big if you are running a mail server and your mail spool is in /var.
I want to use as a single website server with 4 3rd party user.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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That's still too broad. A website can hold lots of things, like mail, databases, or whatever info.

But I assume you just mean some kind of personal webpage, blogs or whatever. In that case, you probably want to save some space for /var, since that's where webs usually live, along with mail and databases. Having a separate /home helps when it comes to doing backups of your user's private data... The rest just depends on your concrete needs. Some people like having a separate partition for /boot, /usr/src/, /usr/ or /opt. I don't think that this makes much sense for a home server. But again, it all depends on what exactly do you want, your backup policies, your security requirements, the involved filesystems and many other factors.
 
  


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