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Re: partitioning a raid 5 disk array -

 On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 9:45 AM, stephen goldman <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> Looking for insight and best practices on the partitioning scheme. 
What your server is going to be used for usually helps establish this. 

Simple approach? Make all the disks RAID 5 and use the default install. 

Some questions to consider, who's going to be on the system? Just the 
admins or 'users' who are going ot be sucking up disk space? 

> ( I am aware of the best practice of assigning 1.5 the space the 
> physical memory) 
I'll tell you now that this is one of those things right up there with 
"what's the best editor". 

There's a bazillion 'rules' for how to do this. Find one you like and 
live with it. :) 

When I build a server that may get a memory hog in it, I use more than 
that. My baseline is usually 3 x Physical memory. Just 'cause it's 
easer to waste some then to try and add some later. 
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