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Partition Schema

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by nickp666, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. nickp666

    nickp666 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I will be buying a cpanel license tomorrow, please could someone recommend a partition schema for a 73GB drive, I am unsure as to how much space to allocate to each partition

    many thanks.

    Nick Pack
     
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    thankyou, and apologies for cross-posting this.

    I wonder could you please advise on the following schema, having read the doc you said about, I have decided on this:

    1GB /
    50MB /boot
    1GB /tmp
    15GB /usr
    15GB /var
    1GB swap

    everything else to /home

    apologies to be nagging about this but I really do need to get this right, i understand everyone here helps of their own free will and that is greatly appreciated.

    The server will be hosting somewhere in the region of 300 accounts on a 73.3GB Drive

    thank you
     
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    Personally:

    I'd give more to / so that you're free to store what you want in /root and other top level dirs.

    I wouldn't give /usr 15GB, that's probably excessive and 10GB would be plenty.

    Swap should be 2*RAM.

    /var looks good because of log files, mail spool, but most importantly, MySQL databases live there by default.

    /boot is entirely up to how many kernels you like to keep. 50MB should be fine.

    The rest for /home and an completely separate disk for /backup if you can.
     
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    thankyou so much.

    box has a gig of ram & a 2.8ghz Xeon, does it need more than a gig of swap in your opinion?
     
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