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    Partition information

    Hi,

    The provider Iíve chosen for my dedicated server (tranxactglobal) allows me to specify partition information. The HDD is 40Gb, does anyone have any advice on whether I should just stick with the default configuration or specify sizes of various partitions?

    - EDIT - For those that don't know tranxactglobal, this is a Linux server (RedHat 7.2 with no control panel to be specific). - END EDIT -

    Advice on how people usually choose this would be greatly received.

    Thanks and kind regards,
    Zander.
    Last edited by Zander; 05-29-2002 at 08:46 AM.

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    is it a windows or nix server?
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    - Sorry, that would have been kind of difficult to answer without stating the OS.

    I've edited the original post accordingly.

    Thanks!

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    Is it with or without a control panel? If so which one?

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    I'm opting for a straight RedHat 7.2 install without control panel.

    I may install a web based panel at a later date but that shouldn't affect the partition choices.

    I would imagine the aim is to maximise /home but I may not have considered everything.

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    It would depend on your choice for Control Panel.. CPanel would want /home as the biggest partition whereas PLESK would want /usr as the biggest.

    If it's a 40GB HDD I would say:

    / 2GB
    /boot 45MB
    /usr 4/5GB
    /var 4/5GB
    /home the rest GB's

    Hope that helps.

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    Originally posted by Zander
    I'm opting for a straight RedHat 7.2 install without control panel.

    I may install a web based panel at a later date but that shouldn't affect the partition choices.

    I would imagine the aim is to maximise /home but I may not have considered everything.
    Yes it will affect the partiton choices because you may not have a choice depending on how you partition now.

    If you think you may add a control panel later then why not have just a single partition? You can specify /home, /usr, /etc symbolically then.

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    Thankyou for the advice so far.

    To clarify, I will not be installing a full control panel at any time.

    When I refer to a web based panel, I meant something like webmin - not a hosting control panel.

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    A single partition is not a good idea. I would also specify a /tmp partition as well. The partitioning really depends on intended uses and is always a difficult one to determine for someone else, it's the kind of process you refine over time.
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    The default RedHat partitioning scheme (for servers, not desktops) is adequate for most purposes.

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