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Old 09-15-2004, 07:22 PM   #1
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File Server Partitions (firing-up win!) :-)))

Hello everybody!

I want to fire-up my windows file server!!!


Now i have a question, i want to build a file server with 2 160gb hd (RAID 1), 512MB DDR, Athlon64 and SUSE (i bought suse 9.1 today!), and other little things.
My question for you all is:
what is the best choice for partitioning?
I want to thank you everybody for this great forum
...and Linux forever!

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Old 09-15-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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Are you planning on using samba from within Linux?
Old 09-15-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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The best program for partitioning is fdisk or cfdisk. Everybody knows this.

If you have both Linux and serving files on the RAID 1 array, it will be very slow when Linux is writing to its logs and people reading at the same time. I suggest getting another hard drive just for Linux. Then use your 250 GB hard drives to store files to serve to people. Samba is only service to share files for Windows users. There is NFS but Windows does not understand it yet.

For more storage, you may to format the RAID array as LVM or EVMS, so you can easily expand later.
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Thanks a lot, but i'm inpatient and i start testing about partitioning before reading you.
For now i see good things and i forgot to tell that i neet to share with netatalk too (old macs).
Quite good and good speed too!
I choose:
10 MB /boot
512 MB swap
5 GB /tmp
all other to home.
I create admin user and inside it i share a folder for all in the local.
What do you think about?
Thanks a lot


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