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  1. #1
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    How much large should be the partition..in Linux..?Or what is Best Partitioning sch?

    Hi Geeks,
    I need to know ...while doing partitioning on RedHat Linux..What is best partitioning scheme..?
    I use this:
    /boot
    swap
    And rest goes to
    /
    ..
    But I know this is not good...one
    I need to do /var//tmp,/usr etc
    What are the constraints to keep a huge partition of 300GB on / ..
    fsck...security...what will really a major problem with keeping a huge partition...
    If I keep it a huge one...dose fsck matters...? I know it will take time to check in case of improper shutdown...
    I need some feedback for partitioing a mail server and apache server...
    Thanks..
    thelinophile
    Thinking Different !!

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    Advantages to more partitions include:

    1) Corruption on one partition may not affect another.
    2) If the /var partition fills up, it won't bring down everything with it.

    That's mostly all I can think of. Good partition sizes depend on your application. What are you going to do with the server?
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    I usually recommend the following , but adjust depending on your server needs:
    /boot
    /
    swap
    /tmp
    /usr
    /var
    /home

    I have to say /tmp partition is a must. Alot of scripts/hacks get in via /tmp and it is much easier to secure /tmp if it is it's own partition.

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