disklabel - 8th partition shows "X" as Partition name

Eric Anderson anderson at centtech.com
Wed Mar 26 19:12:09 PST 2003

Mike Meyer wrote:
> In <3E81F673.4040706 at centtech.com>, Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> typed:
>>Mike Meyer wrote:
>>>Of course, one has to wonder why anyone needs as many as seven
>>>partitions on a single disk. It's far more common to want to go the
>>>other way, and have multiple disks in a single partition.
>>Separating the 350Gb up into smaller chunks makes dividing the space for 
>>different projects much easier.  Also, this is a RAID 50, so I've got 
>>the "multiple disk in a single partition" taken care of.
> Different projects is what directories are for - unless there are
> reasons to have a space firewall between them. In general, the reasons
> for creating partitions these days are administrative. Otherwise,
> you're just creating things that will run out of space quicker than
> having one big one.
> Have you thought about dividing the disks up into different RAID
> devices to mimic your administrative needs?

I could possibly go with one large partition, I'll have to rethink that 
(all our other NFS servers are split).  Now, different RAIDs mean less 
disks per RAID, which means less "speed" and lower disk efficiency.


Eric Anderson	   Systems Administrator      Centaur Technology
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