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Old 12-18-2010, 02:06 AM   #1
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ideal /root size?


Hi,
Our company just acquired recently a new IBM x3650 M3 with 6*300gb SAS with 16gb ram. I would like to know if what is the best size for /root directory?

Here's my initial design, all drives will be set to:
RAID 1:
/boot - 500MB
RAID 5 + LVM:
swap - 4096MB
/root - No idea how big should this be.
/var - The rest of all space since it will be used for storing web pages (/var/www/html) and database (/var/lib/mysql)

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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You wouldn't normally have a dedicated /root partition at all, do you mean / ? If so then there is never a best, with 300gb to use, I'd say 10gb if you just want someone to tell you an arbitrary number. /boot never needs anything like as much space either.
 
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on a server running RHEL/CentOS 10 gig for / should be more than enough

now on if the whole thing is running in LVM let the rhel 5.5 or rhel 6 installed set it .

and for a server i would use LVM . For home use lvm is a bit more of a hassle than it is worth

for /root well 100 meg to 1 gig seeing as all it needs is some config files for bash

or better yet don't make a /root partition use /
 
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Sorry guys. Well i mean root as this (/).
 
  


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