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Date:      Wed, 16 Sep 2020 03:20:27 +0530
From:      Manish Jain <bourne.identity@hotmail.com>
To:        Marwan Sultan <dead_line@hotmail.com>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: partitioning server with 2 hard drives
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On 2020-09-16 03:04, Marwan Sultan wrote:
> 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) ?
> /
> swap
> var
> /tmp
> /usr
> 
> 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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Hi Marwan,

GPT is best.
You should have a single swap partition, size 32 GB.

Regards,
Manish Jain



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