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JarekG
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Good partitioning. Reply with quote

Hi,
I would like to please you for an advice. I need to install new server in my customer's company. There will be installed server software such as postfix, samba, apache, named, mysql and maybe something else. I need to have good partitioning strategy. I don`t have much experience in that so I need help. I have got to use 146 GB.
My idea is:
/home - 30 gb
/var - 30 gb
/usr - 30 gb
/global_samba - 20 gb
/boot - 20 mb
/ - rest (~30 gb)
I would like to please you to give me any idea for an file systems. I thought about xfs at all partitions, but I don`t know.
Thank you for any advices.
Best regards,
Jarek
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a 4GB primary partition for / and created LVM partitions for everything else. With the exception of /usr/portage/, /usr/src/ and /var/tmp/ccache, for which I chose reiserfs due to tons of small files, all other partitions are done in XFS. It has the advantage that you can grow the partitions at any time, on the fly, without remounting. So if you find that your /home partition is a bit too small, you can simply add to it - as long as you still got some free space available somewhere. Shrinking partitions with XFS is a bit more complicated, but not impossible (need some temporary space to dump / restore), so it goes in both directions. LVM offers you much freedom in partitioning, while adding very little overhead to the system.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a dedicated thread for this type of questions:
Get help on partitioning here [Part 1]
Get help on partitioning here [Part 2]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.

Use the thread davjel linked.
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