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MeddlePAL 06-26-2004 09:47 PM

Server Hard-disc partitions.
I have an old Dell Dimension L800CXE and I am planning on setting up a free LAMP for people who need some webspace.

My main question is for a server-admin somewhere.

What do you suggest I setup my harddrive partitions as?

System Specs

CPU: 800 MHz i686 Celeron (Coppermine)
HD: 40GB 7200RPM

External Specs
5Mbps Internet Connection
Gigabit Ethernet

How should my partitioning schema go? Im planning on giving each user 15MB of Space with an FTP and SSH account.

OS Specs
Gentoo 2004.1 is planned just because im am experienced with Gentoo compilation and know how to work with it.

btmiller 06-26-2004 09:59 PM

I'd make a small / (500 MB or so), a /usr of about 6-8 GB depending on how many third party utils you plan to install, a large /var (8 GB or so, more if you think the MySQL databases will be big or you want lots of e-mail capacity), a 1-2 GB /tmp partition, and use the rest for /home (it may be good to split home directories across several partitions). I am assuming the WWW files will be in users' home dirs. I'm also assuming a small /boot partition. I've used this scheme before and it seems to do allright, YMMV.

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