On 13/08/2012 17:44, RLMILLIES wrote:
I am working for a small company that is switching from Netware to Suse.
I am working on a test server and trying to setup partitions for the
server that will hold data for AutoCAD files / Word Files and Pictures.
What size partitions should be made for the Root / Swap etc and what
format? We have bought 2 Dell R620 Servers with 32GB Ram and a Dell
PowerVault MD3200i. The servers have VMware on them.
Also what format should be used for the Data partitions? I read that
BTRFS format is the new generation but is everyone using yet?
I am new to Linux so I am trying to balance information from books and
the Internet but I can’t seem to figure it out.
Any advice would be truly appreciated.[/color]
Firstly since you mention switching from NetWare to SUSE by SUSE do you
mean SUSE’s server product, SLES, or Novell’s Linux-based replacement for
NetWare, OES? Perhaps by posting in a SUSE support forum you mean the
My advice depends on whether you’re moving to SLES or OES as with the
latter you can continue to use NSS volumes to hold data whereas SLES only
offers Linux file systems.
I also note you say the servers have VMware on them and I’m guessing by
that you mean ESXi? Are you intending to leave that in place and use it to
host virtualised servers or wiping the physical servers and installing SLES
(or OES) instead? Whilst Linux server partitions would be the same whether
virtualised or not, virtualising servers could affect how you split and
access the physical disk space.
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