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    Hi all

    Have just bought a nice new Dual Xeon Intel Hudson server with 3 x 73ghz HDDs to run Raid 5 on.
    Can I please have some views on the partition size to create for OS.

    Many thanks in anticipation

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    Re: Disk partition size for Win2003 Server

    Originally posted by Trav
    Hi all

    Have just bought a nice new Dual Xeon Intel Hudson server with 3 x 73ghz HDDs to run Raid 5 on.
    Can I please have some views on the partition size to create for OS.

    Many thanks in anticipation
    I suggest one partition for the os and the data for maximum performance
    of course, is you can, buy 2 more 36g disks in raid 1 for os and the data will be on the 3 x 73g raid 5 (2 channels raid controller)

    good luck

    shai
    Good Luck

    Shai

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      What will this server be doing ? (file server ? DC ?)

      I wouldn't rush into having only one partition. Though with 3 disks configured in RAID5 having more than one partition will not improve the performance, there are security and managability issues that should be taken into consideration.
      Guy Teverovsky
      "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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      • #4
        Partition size

        Hi there

        Thanks for the suggestions.

        The server is to be the DC for a 100 station network in a school.
        It will be running AD together with DNS and DHCP.
        We have an old server set up at present but will be taking the whole lot out to replace it with the above new server running Server 2003 and XP Pro workstations.
        The old server will be reformatted and run again within the system as a proxy server at a later date.

        Does anyone have any ideas as to some kind of management software to use?

        All suggestions about any part of this new set up is welcome at this stage as I've never set up a server or network before, I inherited the last one.

        Many thanks for any help offered.

        BR to all.
        Trav

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