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    Hi,

    my Serverhost has an Server-Initalizationtool, which gives most of the hd space (about 480 GB) to /home (which is a bit stupid as I think) and the rest (about 20 GB) goes to / and diverse mount points (/var, /dev, /usr,..)

    As I was not able to change the partitioning itself with partman and other, I changed the mount point from /home to /opt and the installation worked fine.

    My question is, is it safe to have most of the hd space in /opt (as zimbra stores it's data here and I hope logfiles too..), or will I run out of storage because of "other" logfiles around in the system.

    I'm Using Ubuntu LTS 8.04.

    Thank you!

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    Welcome to the forums

    Please post a 'df' from your server so we can see all your mountpoints and how much space has been allocated. Main other area of growth will be under /var for logfiles.

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    Hi,

    thanks :-)

    df output:

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/md1 972280 231128 691760 26% /
    varrun 2012596 52 2012544 1% /var/run
    varlock 2012596 0 2012596 0% /var/lock
    udev 2012596 76 2012520 1% /dev
    devshm 2012596 0 2012596 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/md5 4881408 184736 4696672 4% /usr
    /dev/md6 4881408 98028 4783380 3% /var
    /dev/md7 475521344 2558568 472962776 1% /opt
    none 2012596 124 2012472 1% /tmp

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    Plenty of room there

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    Allright thanks a lot

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    Just remember one thing though ... we do not know your user profile so that room could fill up very quickly ... you should look at implementing some sort of server monitoring aswell.

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    Hm Ok,

    we're working with Zimbra Starter Edition for evaluation but we will upgrade to Prof. Edition soon.

    My client is planning on selling lots of Zimbra Accounts so for sure you're right.

    I think I can handle splitting up the biggest partition into two, to provide /var with mor espace. I would have to reintall Zimbra but that should not be a problem.

    Good idea?

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    Not necessarily ... you will need to understand the profile of usage first; and that will only happen once you have started to use ZCS. To be honest you would be better having LVM partitions so that you can easily expand them if required.

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    Nice Hint

    But...I can't influence the initial Setup/Installation of the Server OS..it's a automated Process which I can call up in the Server Management Webconsole at the server host.

    I see that "cfdisk" can change File System Type of my partitions but I do not think this is a clean way.

    Well I think I will work with the given environment for now, as you said, I've got to learn zimbras profile of usage first.

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