Hi guys! Some great ideas & advice. Thanks a lot :-)
> > /boot *needs* to be on /. A loader looks for [bootdisk][bootslice] > > [a]/boot/loader. Ok, gotcha. > > 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. Sigh. I did not know I COULD split swap. Hum. How does the system use/allocate each across the split ... Ok, ok. That's what Googling's for :-) > > Unless you're a packrat where logs are concerned, I'm not, really. I probably SHOULD be. > 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. Good thoughts. Need to better understand why I care about softupdates one way or the other, though. > > 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. Sounds like good advice. > > Also have a look at hier(7) manpage, it's quite informative about the > > default > > filesystem layout BSD uses. Missed that. :-( Very useful, though! > Um, from what I've understood, it's going to be a jail server, those > defaults would > be all well and good for a normal server, but in this case we want a big > /data. and moderate /jails. > > Here are my recommendations:  This all sounds good. > This should be just fine, and you can have your disks in RAID 1. > As for performance, RAID 1 doubles read speed. I nvere really thought of RAID 1 as a performance improvement, R or W, but more fault-tolerance. I should read up some more. > PS) I take you know how to use NullFS and the like? I'm currenly at "can". Working on getting to "know";-) Thanks all! Ali _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"