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Old 05-29-2002, 05:07 AM
Zander Zander is offline
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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.


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Old 05-29-2002, 05:49 AM
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is it a windows or nix server?

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Old 05-29-2002, 07:08 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2002, 08:21 AM
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Is it with or without a control panel? If so which one?

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Old 05-29-2002, 08:48 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2002, 08:58 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2002, 09:04 AM
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Quote:
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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Old 05-29-2002, 09:14 AM
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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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Old 05-29-2002, 03:30 PM
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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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Old 05-29-2002, 11:41 PM
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The default RedHat partitioning scheme (for servers, not desktops) is adequate for most purposes.

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