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    Question Ideal partition size server or VPS

    Hello,
    I have centos dedicated server (1000GBx2) RAID1 HDD and I want to sell VPS.

    Anyone can help me what is an ideal partition size should be for this?

    /
    /home
    /usr
    /var
    /boot
    /tmp

    Thanks in advance
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    You'll generally only need a couple gigs for the host node, the rest you can allocate for VPSes (you don't need to partition the entire disk, short-stroking can help reduce seek times somewhat).

    There are any number of ways to partition.

    People tend to get quite passionate about it, but a good simple scheme is to use separate partitions for / (4GB), /var (2GB), swap (size depends on your environment) and VPS storage (remainder). Some people like to have a separate partition for /boot, etc . . .

    RAID 1 is not ideal if you're expecting a lot of IO.
    Last edited by Microlinux; 04-21-2011 at 02:13 PM.

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    Keep /vz on a separate partition and give it maximum space possible, cos that where all the VPSes would be.
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    What virtualization technology you would use? If Xen is your choice, you might want to allocate 1x RAM as your SWAP space. And since you can limit RAM usage that dom0 may use, it is possible to allocate a small amount of SWAP space, 512MB for example (for 512MB used by dom0). This will give you more space for your /vz partition.

    Hope this help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rds100 View Post
    / 10GB
    swap 2xRAM
    /vz the rest
    how to create /vz partition or what mount point should be? Is it as /home?
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