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Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices by Rich Pinkall Pollei

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Partitioning

The next decision to be made is how to partition the available storage space. There are the following three main considerations when deciding how to partition storage for a Debian system:

  • Efficient backup and recovery
  • Limiting space
  • Disk management

Partitioning for backup and recovery

In the past, backups were performed on full partitions. Large partitions could take a long time to back up, and the system could not write to the partition during the process. With the advent of incremental and live backups, this is no longer a primary consideration. Another problem was that when a disk got corrupted, recovery usually was limited to a single partition. There are partition repair utilities now that can fix most problems (though not all), and ...

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