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Old 09-09-2003, 07:16 PM   #1
kuso
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How should I partition this?


I have 2 120 gb hard drives.

I would like one to mirror the data of the other (by software)

This will be a server and I would like to maximize space for users

I am a complete newbie and dont know what to do in cfdisk

Any suggestions ?

thanks
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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Not different than any other setup really I'd a a 4th partition though

Partition 1: /swap double your ram
Partition 2: /boot 100mb
Partition 3: /root usaully the rest of the hdd but give it like as much as you think you need for the server itself and all realated software

Partition 4 : the rest

Buy having everything else seperate than the os and all software needed for the server if anything went wrong..at least on that part. you could format leaving the os and all your apps untouched
 
Old 09-10-2003, 01:15 AM   #3
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Setup a partition as you wish. For example, make a logical partition, and only install /boots into the "regular partitions", . THis is not necessary nowadays, so set up partitions as you see fit.
 
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Originally posted by snatale1
Not different than any other setup really I'd a a 4th partition though

Partition 1: /swap double your ram
Partition 2: /boot 100mb
Partition 3: /root usaully the rest of the hdd but give it like as much as you think you need for the server itself and all realated software

Partition 4 : the rest

Buy having everything else seperate than the os and all software needed for the server if anything went wrong..at least on that part. you could format leaving the os and all your apps untouched
Sorry, have to pick up on this... this is no use at all... you want a serious long term server? something like this might be more suitable:

/boot 50mb
/ 5gb
/var 2gb
/tmp 2.5gb
/usr 10gb
/home rest

swap 500mb

This will take 20gb for the syste, and 100gb for the users, which should be more than plenty. there is room for a little waste potentially in /var etc... but you may well find you need it in the future. i'd say have the first two (/boot and / ) as primary partitions and put the rest down in an extended block. Mind you, if you plan on holding data communally, you'd do well to add space to /var, e.g /var/film in order to follow somethign of a convention.
 
  


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