How to access filesystem on 2nd disk ...
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 22 14:57:28 GMT 2005
> I installed freeBSD 5.4 on a system with two hard disks, which I plan to
> use as a dedicated fileserver, and following the default sysinstall
> setup I have this:
> root at fileserver# df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a 248M 35M 193M 15% /
> devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e 248M 12K 228M 0% /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f 35G 573M 31G 2% /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d 248M 1.4M 226M 1% /var
> I have three questions:
> 1/ What's the best way to partition my second 20MB hard disk?
Well, if it is really only a 20MB drive, I certainly wouldn't
break it up at all.
But, if it is really 20GB or something like that - your ad0 looks
like it is a nominal 36GB or maybe a 40 GB - then it really depends
on what you are doing.
> 2/ Should I dedicate the whole thing to one mount point, say
> called /extra?
That would not be a bad choice, expecially if you have a backup device
that will hold the whole drive. The only real reasons to break it up
are to facilitate backup/recovery and to isolate things.
> 3/ Do I also need swap space on the 2nd drive?
That would be a good idea, but it is not required. It is a
reasonable idea to split your swap over all your drives, but
there is nothing that makes that mandatory.
> Thanks alot in advance as usual.
> Kiffin Gish
> Gouda, The Netherlands
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