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Old 04-24-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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Multiple SCSI drive partitioning/mount points for server


I'm preparing to attempt setup of a file server for our home network. I've saved a Compaq Prolient 8000 w/2 Pentium Pro 200 processors and 384 megs of RAM. It came with a 6 gig SCSI hard drive and I have 4-18 gig SCSI drives available for it.

It will be used primarily as a file server and for internal-only web server for my wife (freelance web developer 11+ years now).

The other machines on our home network are two W2K boxes and my linux laptop.

I will be using either a "pure" Debian install or possibly an Xubuntu install which will end up being "headless".

My idea is to:

A. Use the 6 gig SCSI the OS, one 18 gig for the "web server", two 18 gig's for file storage/serving for my wife and the other 18 gig for myself,

or

B. Use one 18 gig for the OS and web server, two 18 gig's for my wife and the other for myself.

My basic question applies to either scenario. When setting up the hard drives, what do you use as the mount point for all but the OS?

Assuming using A. above, would the second SCSI drive be /user, third be /user1, forth be /user2 etc., or??

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
Old 04-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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My basic question applies to either scenario. When setting up the hard drives, what do you use as the mount point for all but the OS?

Assuming using A. above, would the second SCSI drive be /user, third be /user1, forth be /user2 etc., or??
That's entirely up to you. When you carve up the disk(s) at install time, you can name the mount-point whatever you want. It CAN be /user, /user1, etc., or be /software /wifes-web-stuff, /personaljunk...whatever...

Enjoy not being confined to what Windows tells you to do...
 
Old 04-24-2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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TBOne, thank you!!

Just to be sure that I understand you correctly, the mount points can be named anything (/user /user1 etc), just as long as they are unique. There cannot be a /user on sd1, a /user on sd2, a /user on sd3 etc., right?

Again, thank you!!!
 
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TBOne, thank you!!

Just to be sure that I understand you correctly, the mount points can be named anything (/user /user1 etc), just as long as they are unique. There cannot be a /user on sd1, a /user on sd2, a /user on sd3 etc., right?
Glad to be of help, but the scenario you describe above won't work. The mount-points are essentially directories; you can't have two directories in the same place, with the same name, even under Windows. The / in your example, means it's in the root file system. You can, however, have /user, /User and /uSer, which are all different (linux/unix is case-sensitive). However, that's a bit confusing.

I'd suggest something like /userw (wife's user), /userme (your user), etc., but as long as the names are unique, you should be in good shape.
 
  


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