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Old 10-26-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Recommended partition scheme for a server

I'm installing Suse Linux Enterprize Server 9 onto a server with a 73GB SCSI Harddrive and the 2GB RAM. I am looking for feedback on partition schemes for the server.

The typical use for this server will be to run moodle, though it may get a few more jobs as time goes by.

I've never setup a partition scheme beyond / and /home. Now I'm going to probably have to separate /, /home, /usr, /bin, /sbin, /var, and /etc into different partition.

I've google around for linux server partition schemes and haven't gotten much.
Old 10-26-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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I think this should be interesting.
If you tried google try

BTW an interesting site als about partitioning.
Old 10-26-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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It is not so so easy to give you the best idea what you should do.
but you should decide where are the data is mostly moving.
Also you have think about your backups.
for the first I would say separate /tmp /var /opt /home (ore where you put your user)
and divide /home to home1 home2 etc. depending on hove many users you have
Old 10-26-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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thanks mr_demilord. I keep forgetting that google has that. I found this page

After reading through some of that i realized that /etc can't be on a separate partition beacuse of /etc/fstab if I had thought it out when i was devising a partition scheme I would have seen that sooner. According to that webpage most of the directories i was going to split up must be part of the root partition...That will simplify things.

Anyone know if VLM is any good in linux? I've only seen it on our novell servers and it gets a little messy whenever we do something.


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