disk partition schemes
Hey guys (and gals),
I'm redoing a machine of mine. Was a Mandrake system, but now it's going to
be a debian one ;)
Basically, I have 20 gigs of space to tinker with (well, there's really 40
there, but I run a hardware RAID 10). I also have half a gig of SDRAM (sure
this would matter with swap space). Now, I have no problem running fdisk or
anything, but I wanted to get a feel for what people are doing for various
types of systems.
This system would be used mostly for web-hosting, so I was figuring a large
/home partition. Likewise only one or two kernels max, so I figured a
small /boot. And finally, and this is really where I'm looking for help, it
will be used as an IMAP/SMTP machine. So, should I create a separate /var
partition? I'm hesitant because I don't want to a) not create a large
enough partition, or b) create too large of one and waste space. Do the
performance gains outweigh this? (I'm not terribly worried about the
redundancy with the RAID 10 and all).
I'd really be interested in what you guys think. TIA.