[sf-lug] the latest on the servepath colo story

jim stockford 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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