Which partitions for system disk in Debian 10

  • I want to make a NAS with 4 HDD for data and one SSD for system disk, cache and other useful files (no user data) .

    I will use Debian 10.

    Have you some advice for the partitions?


    Thanks in advance

  • I think you need to elaborate on your question.

    HDD or SSD? Are you asking for filesystem to use or number of partitions to create?

    At the beginning, a USB stick was used for OMV and you let the installer do everything.

    Now the smallest SSD I find out there is a 500GB and it is too much to use only for OMV.

    If the Development Team doesn't think about partitioning the SSD the right way, I have to install Debian and install OMV above.

    But is there a "smart" way to partition the disk?

    I have to increase VAR? HOME? A new partition?

    Because if OMV occupies a maximum of 64GB, I would like to dedicate the remaining 400GB to something else that can be used as a support disk, for example for ISO.

  • At least in Germany I find lots of ~120GB SSD for around €25,- (Sandisk)


    I would create one partition for OMV (~8 GB should be plenty if you put Docker somewhere else). Depending of your RAM maybe an additional swap partition. An then one for general use.

    In OMV there is now also a plugin which allows you to create shared folder on the OS partition. So you could as well use the standard ISO.

  • With the release of the sharerootfs plugin, there is no reason you need to partition the OS disk. You can use the OS disk for all things OMV.

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  • With the release of the sharerootfs plugin, there is no reason you need to partition the OS disk. You can use the OS disk for all things OMV.

    Great!

    So I do a normal installation and OMV takes the whole disk.

    Then, after installing the plugin, what should I do? How does it work?

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