partitioning server with 2 hard drives

Marwan Sultan dead_line at
Tue Sep 15 21:34:40 UTC 2020

Good day/Evening for all FreeBSDers 🙂

 I want to install latest FreeBSD for a business server
 erver with the following specification. :
 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 3.5GHz
Hardware RAID Controller 1 GB Cache with BBU
16 GB DDR4 RAM - Total
1 TB 7200 SATA
1 TB 7200 SATA

I understand its advised to create it in this order and SWAP double (or triple) of the RAM (is 50 GB ok) ?

Questions :

  1.  Would you kindly advise what is the best partitioning scheme on 2 hard drives?
  2.  in FreeBSD handbook says i would better create swap on both partitions? may someone advise HOW and WHY ?

 I'm a little confused because of the 2 hard drives.

thank you for your help

  *   Marwan

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