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etortola 10-08-2008 10:18 PM

Help on Suggested/Recommended Partition Schemes
Suggested/Recommended Partition Schemes for the following implementation:

1. DNS Server

2. Database Server Only

3. Web and Database Server

4. Firewall

5. Web Server only

6. Mail Server

I'm a newbie and im researching if there is a standard/optimized way to plan a partition scheme for a linux installation. what im currently practicing is:

80 MB /boot
5 - 10+ GB /
20 - 40 GB /var/lib/mysql * because im primarily using it as a database server
2x RAM swap

i really feel my partition scheme is not optimized. im used to using SLES10 and install using RPM's what i would really like to learn from linux is to ba able to control it using purely CLI and i plan to use SLackware 12.1 run minimum, installing only A, D, L, N packages just enough to get my system running and compile the rest of the programs i needed from source. your suggestions/comments will be highly appreciated. im planning to practice in successfully installing the above given implementations... im not really well funded so im using microsoft virtual PC in all of my practice runs until i get it right.

my hardware is:

AMD Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6Ghz
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Board
1GB 800Mhz DDR2
160 seagate SATA HDD

crabboy 10-08-2008 10:58 PM

I'd use the LVM and create small partitions for home, opt, var, usr and increase them as necessary. I've done a / partition on the LVM before, but it wasn't worth the trouble. The / on my installs is usually < 200M. I usually create separate logical volumes and file systems for just about everything, shares, databases tablespaces, web directories, etc...

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