blipper

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Hi, I'm looking at building some new servers, typically I have two hard drives in the server:
Drive 1 - Everything
Drive 2 - /backup

I'm looking at doing something like this:
Drive 1 - OS / cpanel / logs
Drive 2 - /home
Drive 3 - /MySQL
Drive 4 - /backup

Is breaking things apart like this going to help performance much, or is it more work than it's worth? Or what other ideas might work well?
 

Jcats

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It would help since you are separating the IO that would take place on a single drive especially separating /home and /var/lib/mysql but you may want to look into a raid with faster drives for some redundancy. Instead of having 3 different drives all without any redundancy, do a raid10 with 4 drives so you get 'double' the performance for read and writes and then move your backups to an external location(assuming the server only has 4 bays).
 

blipper

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Yes, good idea on the raid. I was looking at using AWS Elastic Block Storage which gives me high availability and durability on SSD storage.