On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 03:34:30PM -0800, Alexander Rudyk (Akvelon) wrote: > Thank all of you for really helpful answers. > > I am thinking about this configuration (might be helpful for someone in the > future) > > a: / (root) 256 MB > b: /swap 4096 MB > d: /tmp 768 MB > e: /usr 8192 MB > f: /var 2048 MB > g: /home all the rest. > > Think that 8GB will be enough for /usr ports, local and build os from scratch, > and 2GB for /var - in any case I can symlink some of those to /home
Depends on what things you build. Some requite huge amounts of space. Openoffice is one example. Of course, for many of these, you can get prebuilt packages. ////jerry > > So we need about 15GB of free storage only for FreeBSD needs. > > Thx > Alex > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Nikola Le??i?? [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:13 PM > To: Alexander Rudyk (Akvelon) > Cc: FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.org > Subject: Re: Partitions size for 80GB HDD and 2GB RAM > > On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:26:41 -0800 > "Alexander Rudyk (Akvelon)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Nikola, > > > > Thank you for your extender answer. I have two more comments. > > > > Did you consider /var as your email db partition. I really don???t > > know how big will be my mail db on freebsd, but after half of year > > I have about 4GB outlook mail db. So 1GB for /var might be not enough > > in my case. > > The hier(7) manpage is very useful to understand the default directory > structure: > > > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=hier&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.2-RELEASE&format=html > > As for mail, it depends on how you plan to receive and handle it; if you > just download mail from pop3 account, it will be stored in your home by > a mail client (this goes as well for mail you export from Outlook to > e.g. Thunderbird). For locally (system) delivered mail, /var/spool is > the default place, but unless you want yo use your laptop as a mail > server, it's unlikely you will store your mail there. > > > Having /home as part of /usr is the good point. But in case of backup > > it make sense to have /home as separate partition. What you think > > about this? > > Of course it's very useful for backups. I just thought it was useful to > warn you about how much space /usr/ports could need because the default > installation procedure on FreeBSD is to compile sources (of thirs > party applications and of FreeBSD itself). > > As a useful example on how much space you might need, here are rough > sizes on my home desktop computer, used for everyday work. I have ~850 > ports installed. > > /usr/ports ~2G (with current distfiles and packages that happen > to be there + you will need at least 2-3G for > large upgrades, sometimes > 10G) > /usr/local ~5G (third party applications + additions such as > TeXLive = ~1G) > /usr/home ~20G > --------------------- > /usr total used: ~30G (includes FreeBSD itself + some other smaller > storages) > > If you plan to build FreeBSD itself in the future, then /usr must be > even bigger. If all this leaves enough room for /home for you, then > it's certainly very useful to make it separate partition. > > -- > Nikola Le??i?? :: ???????????? ?????????? > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"