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Old 02-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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Mounting separate partitions that are not "normal"

I want my Plex Media Server, Web Server, and Honeypot running on separate partitions. I've formatted them how I want:

SDA7 is my MediaCentre, formatted in XFS, I'd like this mounted as a separate partition and I'd like this to be the location of the Plex Media Server.

SDA8 is my WebServer, formatted in ext4. I'd also like this mounted as a separate partition and be the location of my Web Server (Probs use LAMP and an FTP Download Client).

SDA9 is my Honeypot server, formatted in XFS. Again, I'd like this to be mounted on a separate partition and will be where my Honeypot Server lives.

I'd also like all three servers to be running on VM's to help isolate them.

How do I go about accomplishing this? I'm a Windows native. In Windows I'd have partitioned everything, Created the virtual machines, moved them to their respective partitions, then installed all of the applications.

First things first, how/what do I mount these drives as? Can I just mount them as /mnt/mediaserver and /mnt/webserver etc? Will these mount points then be recognised?
Old 02-26-2015, 04:51 PM   #2
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For each partition, create a directory on the filesystem located wherever you want and called whatever you want, then mount the partition there, and put your VM drive on it.

It shouldn't be any different than on Windows other than how/where you mount your partitions.
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Meaning: that you'll first create e.g. the directories...
mkdir /mnt/media
mkdir /mnt/web
mkdir /mnt/honey
..and that you'll then mount your partitions to those dirs:
mount -v -o noatime /dev/sda7 /home/media
mount -v -o noatime /dev/sda8 /home/web
mount -v -o noatime /dev/sda9 /home/honey
The partitions are physical, the connections to the mountpoints are logical - not doing what you describe ("I'd like this mounted as a separate partition") is impossible, so you're fine.
Concerning the rest, you have to dig into the "Plex" docs - no clue how they handle their VMs. But at this point at least you have the space where to put those VMs on.
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