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Re: raid 5 partition table example

hi ya matt...

you can see an example raid5 config files..
	/etc/raid5.conf  or /etc/raidtab

if oyu are using 3 drives .... is one oyur system drive ???
and 2 data drives ???
	- if you plan to use 3 drives for /  ( root )... than
	you are asking for some serious/additional "support issues"

typical partitions should look like...
	64mb	/	small as possible/reasonable
	128mb	/tmp	small for just tmp files
	512Mb	/var	for logs and email and http stats ???
	1024Mb	/usr	for system files
	2xRAM	swap	2x memory up to about 512M swap...
	rest of disk	for /opt or /home...
	( at least i sorta like this partition scheme within	
	( its restrictions and limiations 

if you combine /dev/hda and /dev/hdb and /dev/hdc....
it should still only grow  "rest of disk"
and the 64mb for /  is spread across 3 drives...

if you really want to spread / across 3 drives... youneed
to read the "root-raid" howto

have fun
http://www.linux-1u.net.....1U Raid5.....
http://www.linux-consulting.com/Raid	--> lots of docs ???

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Silver wrote:

> When you do Raid 5 using 3 hard drives (that's the minimum), you put all 3
> drives into a logical array. Then the system will only see 1 logical hard
> drive. After that, it doesn't matter how you create your partitions on it...
> You can create several logical drives but you will need more hard drives.
> Silver
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matt Fair" <matt@netasol.com>
> To: "debian-user" <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 7:34 AM
> Subject: raid 5 partition table example
> > Hello,
> > If you use raid 5 would you want to also have separate partitions for
> > /home, /usr, etc. ?
> > If so, what would be the best way to partition them?
> > If you have done this, could you show me your partition table?  I have
> > only been able to find a partition table for raid 2.
> > I have 3 10 Gig hard drives I would like to put into a raid array.
> > Thanks
> > Matt
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