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Partition Recommendation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fkatzenb, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. fkatzenb

    fkatzenb Well-Known Member

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    I going to be a first time cPanel owner here in about a week or so. I am switching my dedicated service providers and am rather excited to be free of Plesk. The server I am going to be leasing has two Ultra320 SCSI 10k drives - 74GB and 143GB. It is different but very manageable. I am wondering what your partition recommendations are.

    Currently I figured the 74GB would contain /boot /usr /var /tmp and the 143GB would contain /home. Where should I stick swap? Should I consider other possibilities to keep read/writes spread out between the drives?

    Thanks,
    Frank
     
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    Partition Help

    Hello,

    I am glad to see that you are trying out our product. I would recommend using the following pre-installation guide as reference, it will also give you help with your question on partitions. I have attached a link to the guide. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Advanced Options: cPanel Pre-Installation

    Thank you,
    Matthew Curry
     
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    fkatzenb Well-Known Member

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    I have read that page, however I think my question wasn't very clear. Sorry.

    When using two disks partitioned the way I indicated above, are there
    1) Any known issues with cPanel that need to be considered?
    2) What is the best configuration of what resides on which disk for load balancing the hard drives.

    I know it is best to have MySQL on one disk and /home on the other disk, but what about swap and /tmp?

    Thanks,
    Frank
     
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