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Boot Disk Management: A Guide for the Solaris™ Operating Environment by David Deeths, John S. Howard

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Boot Disk Partitioning Recommendations

The following section provides information about the default partitioning used by the Solaris OE installation methods. The recommended partitioning schemes and swap-device sizing methods are detailed following a discussion of these defaults. The boot disk layouts recommended in this section are for server systems that require basic security. Later sections present partitioning schemes for servers, such as firewalls, that may require enhanced security.

Operating System and Application Separation

It is crucial that the operating system (OS) and applications, both application software and application data, be kept in separate file systems. This separation will aid during system recovery and service events. ...

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