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need help on how to change ovh server raid to 0


iUnknown
09-11-2010, 20:07
http://ovhservers.com/2010/10/how-to...an-ovh-server/

For future reference

This provides a detailed guide on how to configure your soft RAID through the OVH control panel.

yonatan
09-11-2010, 15:33
Quote Originally Posted by bigman
thanks yonatan whats var mount point ? i also wanted to ask you by doing this changing the server raid to 0 will this slow down the server performance or would it still run the same or with better performance
you don't need a /var mountpoint for basic usage...,
raid 0 or raid 1 will be pretty much the same , as it is software raid not hardware raid ...

bigman
08-11-2010, 22:26
thanks yonatan whats var mount point ? i also wanted to ask you by doing this changing the server raid to 0 will this slow down the server performance or would it still run the same or with better performance

yonatan
08-11-2010, 22:20
Quote Originally Posted by bigman
and how about for partition 1 anythin between 20 and 50gb is this good i already did it like this like w00t said and every thing is working good but i wanted to know is this also to much
/ 40GB
swap 2GB ( it will do 2X2GB so actually u get 4GB over 2 disks ).
/home/ the rest

and you are set to go

i usualy go for much complicated layouts , as example /var takes its own mount point for me , but that's because im working on my own setups

bigman
08-11-2010, 22:14
and how about for partition 1 anythin between 20 and 50gb is this good i already did it like this like w00t said and every thing is working good but i wanted to know is this also to much

yonatan
08-11-2010, 22:09
Quote Originally Posted by w00t

partition 2 should be the swap, of around 16gb

0
16GB of swap is an overkill , and will never be used by such server.

the
n(RAM)x2 = swap

rule does not apply anymore these days as RAM became cheaper.

I would sugget no more than 4GB of swap.

btw , if your system swaps so much .. you should look at a larger server cause swap is a slow way to cache :-)

bigman
08-11-2010, 22:07
wow perfect your the man w00t it work fine am getting now 1630.6 GB as befor i was only getting around 872 gb only not the full 2tb but i know hard drive work like this you never get the full hard drive disk space but again thanks for all you help on this

w00t
08-11-2010, 21:53
no problem..

glad i could help

bigman
08-11-2010, 21:51
ok thanks again w00t for all your help and time on this am doing the installation right now will let you know what happened

w00t
08-11-2010, 21:36
no

partition 1, is your main OS dir which would be /

should be around 20/50gb,

partition 2 should be the swap, of around 16gb

partition 3, in my case would be /home, which would normal consist of all my users, setup up with the remaining space and raid 0

bigman
08-11-2010, 21:22
ok sorry i ask but am new to doing this so for the first partition anything from 20 and 50gb and for the swap which is the 2 partition for a server like mines with 8gb ram 16gb would be good and the 3 partition anything from 20 and 50gb would be also ok

w00t
08-11-2010, 21:02
depending on how much ram the server as. its normal ram x 2 for swap for example if you have 8gb ram on the server. idealy u shud have 16gb for swap.

as for the / partition, anythin between 20 and 50gb would be ok. remember this is the root partition so anythin u add such as mysql or any logs will go there.

for the home u wanna add the remaining drive space with raid 0, this will then double once u add the partition

bigman
08-11-2010, 21:00
ok thanks again but for the server i have what should put in for size on each of them am trying to use my full 2tb hard drive

w00t
08-11-2010, 20:56
here is what i do

partition 1

mount point /

file system ext3
----------
partition2

file system swap
--------

partition 3

primary
ext3
/home
raid 0

bigman
08-11-2010, 20:51
ok thanks raid software option done then am stuck again for the next step the last step i need to make 3 partition what do i do for the first one it has this option

File system : ext3 or reiserfs what do i need to choose

Mountpoint : / or /boot

also what sould i put in for size its in

Size : 1000000

w00t
08-11-2010, 20:45
u wanna choose the last option with raid software

bigman
08-11-2010, 20:36
hi w00t thanks for the reply i am logon to the ovh manager right now i already select the OS i want install ubuntu804-desktop next step you said for choose a partition click custom there is no layout of partitions like that there is

1.Default layout of partitions for distributions ubuntu804-desktop

2.The same layout of partitions as before

3.Personalized layout of partitions : with a drop down to choose from raid software or format only the first disk am a lil what to do ?

w00t
08-11-2010, 20:05
Login to your manager.

Re-install the OS. select the OS you wish to have installed, Then it will ask what partition setup you require, click custom, once you have done this you will be presented with options on how to partition your drive.

you wanna select RAID 0 when u add the second partition as the first will be used for "/"

bigman
08-11-2010, 17:45
hi i need help on how to change ovh server raid to 0 caues i should have 2tb hard drive and am only geting 872 gb of hard drive i have tryed this here but did not work for me i end it up with less hard drive it went from 872 gb to 84 gb maybe i did something wrong can someone please help me out on seting this up the right way for my server type superplan bestof reloaded

http://forum.ovh.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1645


this is the server i have right now that am trying to change the raid to 0 so i can use the full 2 tb

http://www.ovh.co.uk/products/superplan_best_of.xml