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Old 12-05-2008, 06:04 AM   #1
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Need suggestions before install OEL5.0 on IBM3400


I need to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 on IBM3400.Before start it,I expect your valuable suggestions regarding partition size...etc.

This server is having 146 GB of hard disk and 4GB of RAM.I need to create 15 restricted users on this server.These 15 users will access their folders /home/x,/home/y...etc from Windows systems.And the size of this folder is 5 GB.So I need to allot 75GB for /home partition.The rest of space for other following partitions

/boot,/tmp,/var,/usr/local,/usr,/,/opt and Swap

Here I have planned to create swap partition for 10GB after /home partition.

Oracle will also install on this server.whenever FTP require,that will also enable as per our client request.

I need your advises.
Old 12-06-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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First of all, use LVM, dont use classical file systems. This way you can increase the file system without any issue.

So you will need a VG, and lets call it rootvg, in which you will find the LV's which you system will have


first: /boot cant be in the "rootvg" as Linux doesnt support this, cant boot from an VG, so this needs to be separate from the VG.

/boot: 80MB (ex. /dev/sda2)
/usr: 5-10GB (ex. usr_lv)
/home: 75GB (ex. home_lv)
/tmp: 512M and up (ex. tmp_lv, if in case you need bigger you can increase it real time, so you dont need more at the begining more then 512M)
/var: 2GB (ex. var_lv)
/var/log: 2GB (ex. var_log_lv)
/opt: 1GB (ex. opt_lv, can be increase real time, so no stress)
swap: 4Gb x 2 = 8GB (ex. swap_lv)

Have to keep in mind that all the file system can be increased real time, so you dont need more at the start, also some additional "free pv's" in your VG is good, as you can increase some of the file system which may need.

Good luck!



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