LAMP Production Server - Dell 2850

Andy Rabagliati andyr at
Sat Sep 9 17:58:38 UTC 2006

On Sat, 09 Sep 2006, Jim Tarvid wrote:

> I agree with David. I used to spend hours working on a partition plan
> often to wind up with out of space situations at inconvenient moments.
> In practice / and swap have been enough. No point in huge amounts of
> swap either. Unwinding from bad memory situations can be a nightmare.
> Security from the outside is best addressed first at the gateway
> router. Security from the inside is best addressed by keeping all
> users within reach of a baseball bat. I only allow remote virtual
> users access via chrooted ftp. How many system manglers does one need?

I like to keep my data away from my server install.

In a server situation, I allocate about 1.5Gig to /, 6 Gig to /usr, some
swap, and all the rest to /export, where all my data is (websites, /var,

That gives me 50% full / and /usr - I mount /usr read-only to trip up
any rootkits. I could do a fresh install of the server without touching
my data.

All the wide open space is on /export.

Cheers,    Andy!

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