The following section is the basic design used at work for a number of Sun SPARC servers running Solaris 2.5.1 in an industrial development environment. It serves a number of database and cad applications in addition to the normal services such as mail.
Simplicity is emphasized here so
/usr/lib has not been split
This is the basic layout, planned for about 100 users.
Drive: SCSI 0 SCSI 1 Partition Size (MB) Mount point Size (MB) Mount point 0 160 swap 160 swap 1 100 /tmp 100 /var/tmp 2 400 /usr 3 100 / 4 50 /var 5 6 remainder /local0 remainder /local1
Due to specific requirements at this place it is at times necessary to
have large partitions available on a short notice. Therefore drive 0 is
given as many tasks as feasible, leaving a large
This setup has been in use for some time now and found satisfactorily.
For a more general and balanced system it would be better to swap
/var/tmp and then move
/var to drive 1.