I'm almost ready to replace our Win 2k8 DC/AD/File Server with NS 7.3.
The last step before do that, is, of course, is "how do you share your partitions"?
I have tried a topic regarding this but without success.
Usualy, in Windows, for almost any server that I made/make, I use 2 HDDs (250 - 500 GB) for OS in RAID1 configuration and 2 HDDs (1 TB or more) for data storage in RAID1 configuration.
Sometimes, for data storage, I use at least 4 HDDs in RAID5 configuration.
Because I am beginner in Linux, I have some questions and I need your opinion regarding "my partitioning scheme".
2 x 250 GB HDDs, RAID1 (let's say: for OS):
/boot: ~ 5 GB - xfs
swap: ~ 8 GB (I have 8 GB RAM)
/var/log: the rest of HDD - xfs
4 x 1 TB HDDs, RAID5, LVM (let's say: for data storage):
/ (root): all (~3 TB) - xfs or ext4?
- this partitioning scheme is viable?
- the swap can be on RAID1 or should be on RAID5?
- which file system should be used for data storage? xfs or ext4?
- this partitioning scheme preserve data in case of reinstalling NS on RAID1?