Partition of Drive in Dedicated server

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by junbsd, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. junbsd

    junbsd New Member

    I'm new to this, I just bought a dedicated server "see below the spec" I want to use this server to host my website.
    I'm installing CentOS 7.3. I'm at the step where it asks for partitioning.
    It has been suggested to me by an experienced web host to use the following partitions and sizes:

    root@server [~]# df -HT
    Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    rootfs rootfs 364G 63G 284G 19% /
    /dev/root ext3 364G 63G 284G 19% /
    devtmpfs devtmpfs 17G 488k 17G 1% /dev
    /dev/md3 ext4 1.6T 22G 1.5T 2% /home
    tmpfs tmpfs 17G 0 17G 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/root ext3 364G 63G 284G 19% /var/tmp
    root@server [~]#

    What do you guys recommend and why?

    RAM 64 GB DDR3
    Disks 2 x 2 TB SATA
    RAID Soft
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  2. Its really depends on how server going to serve things,
    However you can keep simple partition table and not get confused by other things

    You can keep hosting files in /home partiton , which is recommened by OS provider. If you are doing so then allocate 300-400 GB to / and everything else to /home.

    300-400 GB to / is looking at future, since it will keep everthing else than website hosting files.
  3. junbsd

    junbsd New Member

    can you guide me how would i do it? i never use this before

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  4. You can modify the things as

    / 200000 MB
    /boot 500MB
    swap 8000MB
    /tmp 16000MB
    /home All remain space

    Keep in mind for / 200 GB = 200000MB
    Hope this helps!
  5. junbsd

    junbsd New Member

    Thanks so much for your help!

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