Server on small HDDs
james at heague.com.au
Tue Sep 17 14:13:02 EST 2002
A full install of RH 7.3 just to run samba seems a bit excessive. If
it's just a server you won't need 1.2gb for /usr. Go for a basic install
of Debian or so. Just to run as a file server shouldn't take up much
room at all.(well smaller than 1Gb)
If you want a bit more performance, you could devote an entire HDD to
could then use the remaining HD to host the files you wish to share with
but go for software RAID if you want something more exciting!
Scott D. Ferguson wrote:
>I would like to install Linux onto an old computer (P120) which has 3 hdds (2 x 1.2Gb 1 x 1Gb), and use it as a server for a small network (Samba but not Apache). Any suggestions for the most effecient way to partition the drives?
>I will probably use RedHat 7.3.
>I have previously partioned hda (1.2Gb) as 20Mb boot, 256MB swap and remainder as /.
>hdb (1Gb) as /var.
>hdc (1.2Gb) as /usr.
>With such limited space I would like to use the space more efficiently - should I try some sort of RAID arrangement? (RAID 0?)
>My programming skills are minimal, though I have lots of patience (have previously installed Debian on a PS/2 (MCA bus with no scuzzy drives).
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