On Wednesday 26 September 2007 22:20:11 Aliya Harbouri wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm setting up a jailed server. I'm hoping to eventually use
> sysutils/ezjail to deaden the pain a bit!
> First step, have to get the disks partitioned! They're unpacked, at least
> ;-)
> I've read lots of comments like,
>   "You should never setup your FreeBSD systems the way Linux or other
> *nix's set them up."
> So, I'm looking for some Wisdom on how best to partition for the usage
> I'm planning.
> The server's goal state is 4 jails, plus the non-jailed host:
> jail-1: DNS services {Bind9 & RBLDNSD}
> jail-2: WebServer    {Apache 22x + PHP5 + Perl 588 + MySQL 50x}
> jail-3: mail server  {Exim 468 + Spamassassin + ClamAV, etc.}
> jail-4: an analysis/monitoring toolkit {Snort, Nagios, Nessus, etc.}
> I've got two identical 250 GB SATA2 drives available for this box.
> Although I have not yet grokked the whole "What's in a jail's dirs?"
> issue, my initial stab at 'slices' is ~:
>       drive 2:
>               /       2GB
>               /boot   2GB

/boot *needs* to be on /. A loader looks for [bootdisk][bootslice]

>               /tmp    2GB
>               /swap   16GB    Machine has 8GB RAM, so swap = 2X RAM

Since you have 2 physical drives, you may want to do 8G on each drive. In the 
rare case it's needed, your system is in trouble and being able to swap on 
using 2 drives will be a plus.

>               /usr    50GB
>               /jails  178GB
>       drive 2:
>               /var    100GB
>               /data   100GB   MailStore, DBs, www source files, etc.

Unless you're a packrat where logs are concerned, you can probably do with:
/var 10G (on disk 1)
And use:
/var/db 100G - this will house MySQL primarily
/var/spool 10-50G - any queues, most notably mail, disable softupdates. Adjust 
size to match your mail payload.
/var/mail - "rest" - possibly disable softupdates.

Allthough, I think MySQL will generally use less space then a mail storage, 
but this all depends on your users.

>               /home   20GB

By default, the WWW root on bsd for apache is /usr/local/www and generally on 
servers like this, home can be done with 2G or less. *Unless* you plan on 
providing /~username/ service, then home might be on the light side.

I'm generally a fan of separating trees that can grow out of proportion over 
time, so that you can dump(8) the partition and restore(8) it on a new drive 
without too much worry. Your mileage may vary.

Also have a look at hier(7) manpage, it's quite informative about the default 
filesystem layout BSD uses.
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