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Mastering Ubuntu Server by Jay LaCroix

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Planning the partition layout

One of the many joys of utilizing Linux for server platforms is how flexible the partitioning is. Partitioning your disk allows you to segregate your storage in order to dedicate specific storage allocations to individual applications. For example, you can dedicate a partition for the files that are shared by your Apache web server so changes to other partitions won't affect it. You can even dedicate a partition for your network file shares—the possibilities are endless. The names you create for the directories where your partitions are mounted are arbitrary; it really doesn't matter what you call them. The flexible nature of storage on Linux systems allows you to be creative with your partitioning as well as your ...

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