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    Best setup for a server?

    What's the best setup for a dedicated server? Like as in partitions on a HD? I think some people say not to have one huge partition, but to have a few smaller ones for some reason? Anyone mind saying what setup they use?

    Thanks
    Cory Cone
    www.XstreamHost.com

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    Your partitioning really depends on what you are running. If you use CPanel your partitioing will be different than a plesk server for the most part. Usually though, I prefer a large /home and then a boot of 100mb of so, /usr and /var both 10 gb, a 2gb /tmp. And then swap as 3x memory size.

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    Pretty much the same as dbzgod. The best reason for partitioning this way, or even putting the bulk of the data on a D: partition under Windows, is server restores. Sometimes OSes just go bad and you have to reinstall quick. If /home, /usr, or D: are still fine, you can get back up and running rather easily with little or no data loss.
    Jason Murdock

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    lol

    Strange topic name boy

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    I don't see why the topic name is "strange?"

    Anyways, well how would you people partition a CPanel server with a 40GB HD?

    Thanks
    Cory Cone
    www.XstreamHost.com

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    I beleive cPanel comes with it's own recommended partitioning scheme. Check out the docs to see, and make changes in size as you see fit.
    Jason Murdock

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    40GB HD..

    Try - Modify to fit your needs...

    /boot 50-100MB
    /var - 4-6 GB
    /usr - 4-6 GB
    / - 2-3GB
    /home - fill
    /swap 128MB - 512MB (Depends on OS and kernel - you don't need 3 x RAM

    See the install docs at cpanel.net for more info..

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