[sf-lug] the latest on the servepath colo story
jim at well.com
Tue Oct 17 14:15:24 PDT 2006
i got a job recently on a box where the hard drive
went down--/boot, /, swap.
It was a production box, and the owner was dying
to get his scripts and data back. it would have been
a lot easier if he'd had more partitions--then whichever
went bad, the others would be okay (except in the
case of total failure, which is pretty rare, yes?).
and thus i plead the case for more, smaller partitions
rather than fewer bigger parts.
PS: i've heard the claim of making multiple swap parts
for performance. I'm betting that no one defends that.
On Oct 17, 2006, at 10:12 AM, Nathan wrote:
> jim stockford wrote:
>> I just got the latest CentOS, so i might start installing
>> it, asking questions as I go:
>> QUESTION 1--what are good ideas for partitioning?
>> * Not /root, /, and swap, right?
>> * How about /root, /, /var/log, /var/www, swap, /usr/local,
>> /opt, /stash (note swap in the middle) ???
>> * Other???
> /boot and / seem to work fine, breaking it up more just causes more
> trouble than its worth. As for where to place a swap, never really had
> any problems adding it anywhere.
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