Re: disk partition schemes
On Friday 15 June 2001 16:13, Kevin J. Menard, Jr. wrote:
> 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
Why do you need a separate partition for /boot? Why not just have it in
the root fs?
Problems with booting from partitions >2G were solved ages ago, your root
file system should fit into 8G (although even that limit doesn't apply if
your BIOS is new enough).
> 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
I suggest having your email stored on the same file system as /home.
Then you have all of your customer data on the same file system for easy
backup. Also it saves juggling space.
> one and waste space. Do the performance gains outweigh this? (I'm not
> terribly worried about the redundancy with the RAID 10 and all).
What performance gains are you referring to?
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/ Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/ Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/projects.html Projects I am working on
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/ My home page