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Re: partitioning a raid 5 disk array -

 Hi Stephen, 

Have you considered using LVM on top of your RAID array?  LVM allows you to 
allocate a portion of your space up front for what you're going to use now 
and it gives you the option to add more space to a partition as it is 
needed.  This gives you the flexibility to adapt to your users as the server 
is used rather than making potentially bad guesses up front. 


On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Michael Tiernan <[hidden email]> 

> 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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