Re: new server set up with two IDE disks
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Kevin Coyner wrote:
> I'll soon be setting up a new server and plan on installing debian on
> it. The server will have two 80 GB IDE hard drives with NO raid.
> I'm trying to figure out how to best partition these two disks and would
> appreciate any advice.
partition scheme ...
- pick your poison ... ask 10 people... you get 10 different
- ask um "why" one way is better than the other ... some
will explain "why" and that its better for xxx and yyy reasons
which may be non-sense reason from another view/purpose
> The server will run Apache, Postfix and MySql.
you forgot the "L" for the "LAMP" .... and you changed "P" around a
little instead of PHP/Perl
> MySql DB's will of course reside in /var.
move it to /home/msql
> Virtual domains for Apache will reside in /home.
and backuyp only /etc and /home to the other disk
> So with that info in mind, does it make sense to have /var on one HD,
both disks should be a standalone system ... but itself
> and /home on the other HD so that the load from web activity and DB
> activity is split between them?
keep a master disks .... where everything is working/running
use the 2nd disk as the backup of the "master disk"
- do not bother with raid if "raid" doesnt help keeping
the server up for what you need and that it doesnt hurt
if the machine goes down for 2 minutes while you
move /dev/hdc to /dev/hda and vice versa for a disk failure..