[thelist] Windows Server Partitioning

Eduardo Kienetz eduardok at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 07:35:32 CDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of my clients hired a host who setup for us a dedicated Windows
> Server 2003 Standard Edition machine. The machine has one hard disk
> with 1 terabyte of space. They set it up as one partition. I am not a
> Windows server admin, but I think that's ridiculous. It is certainly
> not recommended practice for a Linux box (server or workstation) nor
> does it appear to be best practice for a Windows server.
> The question is, is this enough of an issue that I should request the
> host to repartition? The planned use of this machine is as a web
> server, allowing both the web app and also remote native Windows
> applications to upload images to be printed. Web app will upload via
> PHP/Apache and the native remote apps will be using FTP. I would have
> thought to setup:
> 1. One partition for Windows and apps
> 2. One partition for page file
> 3. At least one partition for data, perhaps one for files (uploads)
> and one for MySQL data.

Now just imagine what you'd have to go through if you have/want to
reinstall the operating system from scratch.
Definitely one partition for data would be very interesting.
Windows Server 2003 requires ~3GB max. So, let's say 100GB for itself
would be pretty good (so you can still install lots of stuff).

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz

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