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  1. #1
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    Suggested web server partitioning

    Hello,

    I ordered recently a server from online.net but for the first time I gets into such a situation where I got asked of putting a partition by my own for the server.

    So I have no idea what to put and what to do, my server will be for Websites mainly.

    specs : http://www.online.net/fr/serveur-dedie/dedibox-classic

    Here is how it looks like : http://imgur.com/qGNlY4U
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    That default configuration will work for you for most cases.

    You need to make sure you have a / partition, and a swap partition. Having anything more complicated just involves what is considered best practice or personal preference.

    In that default setup, most of your storage will be on the main filesystem, with a small chunk saved for the files you need to boot the server with, and another chunk for swap.

  3. #3
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    Hello anymore informations ?
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    Make one partition /boot 500MB, one /tmp 16GB and the rest leave for /.
    It is a simple config with 2 drives do not complicate it.
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    Thanks for your reply, /tmp should be primary or logical partition ?
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    What are you using the server for? Sometimes, different filesystem layouts make sense based on usage.

    I could be as simple as a /boot and a / filesystem or you could go and set up LVM and allocate space as required on the fly.
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