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Custom partitions with cPanel CentOS ISO?

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  1. shenzy

    shenzy Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    I download the Centos Cpanel iso, but the install is "very" automatic, and I want use specifics partitions.
    Is there any way to make that step (partitioning) manually?
     
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    Re: Custom partitions with Canel Centos ISO?

    Which partitions you want to setup on your server ? Also let me know following command out of your server

    Code:
    df -h
     
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    Re: Custom partitions with Canel Centos ISO?

    Hello, my last server was installed with a centos minimal iso, and cpanel install via line command (wget).. and this partitions:
    (Server with 2 Disk of 1TB in Raid 1 (sda) and other Disk of 1TB for Backups (sdb), with a HP Smart Array P420/1GB controller)

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2 296G 25G 256G 9% /
    tmpfs 7,8G 0 7,8G 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1 339M 52M 271M 16% /boot
    /dev/sdb1 917G 388G 484G 45% /hdd2
    /dev/sda6 610G 211G 369G 37% /home
    /dev/sda5 4,0G 145M 3,6G 4% /tmp

    This server works fine, and the new server is identical.
    ¿Will there be any benefit to using the ISO downloaded from cpanel, compared to using the Minimal Centos ISO?
     
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    Re: Custom partitions with Canel Centos ISO?

    I recommend installing CentOS manually and configuring your advanced partition scheme. You can then install cPanel using the instructions at:

    cPanel - Installation Guide

    Thank you.
     
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    Re: Custom partitions with Canel Centos ISO?

    Thanks Michael!
    I'll do it the way you indicate.
     
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    Hi,

    What is so called best practice with partitioning hard disk for cPanel/WHM CentOS instalations? Only two partitions swap and / (ext3), or should I create additional partitions for /boot, /tmp and /var? What about LVM, if I decide to add more disk space later? Thanks in advance.
     
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    @Infopro, thank you,

    I have studied all of installation guides, but I 've seen many partition layouts, so I am a little bit confused, especially in installing cPanel/WHM on virtual host, where LVM is must, if you host many VPS.
     
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    Hello,

    I also want to know something about the current recommended partition setup, but the links don't work anymore.
    I want to do a clean 11.52 install on a VMWare VPS with CentOS 7 and upgrade it then to CloudLinux.
    It should be a new reselling Setup.

    I was thinking about this partition scheme:

    1x SWAP = 4 GB
    1x OS / = 20 GB
    1x SQL /var = 10GB
    1x Userdata /home = 10 GB

    is this best practice to be flexible to extend with LVM if i need more diskspace?

    Or just do it like this way:
    1x SWAP = 4 GB
    1x OS / = 40GB+


    I was thinking about to exclude the SQL /var to a dedicated partition that I can create a standalone vps for sql. or is this not best practice? better to keep all in one place?
     
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    Hello,

    thanks but there is just a notice:

    For some servers, additional partitions are beneficial. This is particularly true for servers with high email volume. The OS can only access a limited number of files per partition.

    so when is it beneficial by VPS setups?


    thanks.

    My thinking is the following:

    1x SWAP = 4 GB
    1x OS = 20 GB
    1x Userdata /home = 10 GB (growing if i need more space)

    I think if I do the userdata folder /home on a dedicated partition, I would be more flexible, or not?
     
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    Yes, this partition scheme is better because you won't encounter issues with /var reaching it's disk space limit.

    Thank you.
     
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