doc listing of a full install's structure?

Trond Endrestøl trond.endrestol at
Sat Nov 2 09:40:47 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2 Nov 2019 09:02+1100, MJ wrote:

> On 2/11/2019 7:00 am, Frank Fenderbender wrote:
> > I seek two
> > 1) a full structural listing which I require for partitioning;
> What is that? Install FreeBSD with default partitions if you're unsure what
> you want.

Maybe hier(7) can help the OP. See 
for a web version.

> > 2) the minimum-required and performance-optimizing sizes for each.
> See above. 
states 96 MiB of RAM and 1.5 GiB of disk as a minimum. It also 
recommends 2-4 GiB of RAM and at least 8 GiB of disk space for desktop 
systems. Servers might need more resources.

Maybe the OP should consider ZFS, as pooled storage coupled with 
quotas and reservations makes it at lot easier to manage disk space, 
and avoids falling into the old trap of creating a set of fixed sized 
disk partitions.

> > Ubuntu 18.04 is the primary OS  on the first internal drive, whereon exists
> > the EFI partition and the GRUB install.
> > This (1-TB) internal HD will be used for FreeBSD only, however, I want the
> > HD's partitions to match the structure so that backups are more-easily
> > scheduled according to use, that data corruption is minimized, and so that
> > system-restores are manageable.
> I admit I'm confused.


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