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Optimal partitioning for new server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marcochiesi, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. marcochiesi

    marcochiesi Member

    Mar 1, 2011
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    Hi there,
    Provided that I've read the the documentation about Recommended partitions and Advanced partitioning, recently I got a dedicated server with CentOS 6.5 and WHM/cPanel pre-installed, with a 2 x 4TB drives on Raid 1 having the following partition scheme:
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/md2        2.0T  9.2G  1.9T   1% /
    tmpfs            16G     0   16G   0% /dev/shm
    /dev/md1        496M   32M  439M   7% /boot
    /dev/md3        1.7T  712M  1.6T   1% /home
    /usr/tmpDSK     4.0G  137M  3.7G   4% /tmp
    At first glance I fear that the / partition may be oversized while the /home one may be undersized. Even if I am going to initially use also cPanel local backups (which are saved in the / partition) I think it would be better to have more space in the /home partition which is used for accounts data. Since the server is not yet in production I was thinking about resizing partitions using LVM.

    Do you have any recommendation about this topic?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Yes, I suggest using the recommended partition scheme referenced in our documentation. That being said, if you plan to keep local backups, make sure you make a backup partition large enough to handle the size of all of your account's combined.

    Thank you.
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