Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Partitioning with RH8.0

Posted by Jonathan Ellis on
I don't understand that line of reasoning.  If one partition on a disk goes bad, the others are soon to follow.

Partitioning actually gives you negative flexibility in terms of multiple disk usage -- you can always mount a new disk anywhere you want, regardless of how the root is partitioned, but you can't do the reverse.

Posted by Jeff Davis on
It is useful to have /tmp a partition since you can then mount it noexec which can help secure your box.

I also like having the db and logs on seperate partitions even with one drive since it means you can insure that they won't run out of space due to large files being created somewhere else.