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fizan
Super Advisor

filesysytem layout?

normally whats the file system layout to be done while installing hp-ux ?

/stand =?
/swap=?
/ =?

so how it should be allocated

Thanks.
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Roopesh Francis_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: filesysytem layout?

what is the version of hp ux..

Thanks
fizan
Super Advisor

Re: filesysytem layout?

B.11.23 U ia64.. currently we run on this.

whether it depends on the version diff for v1 v2 v3?
Raj D.
Honored Contributor

Re: filesysytem layout?

Fizan,
It depends what size harddisk do you have on the system. And the layout varies from 32Gig to 72Gig harddisk system.
You can use like this for 11.23: for a 72Gig harddisk system:

/stand (lvol1) : 1GB
/swap (lvol2) : 16GB
/ (root) (lvol3) : 2GB
/tmp (lvol4) : 2GB
/home (lvol5) : 2GB
/opt (lvol6) : 10GB
/usr (lvol7) : 10GB
/var (lvol8) : 10GB
/var/adm/crash:(lvol9): 16GB
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Cheers,
Raj

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Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: filesysytem layout?

Check this out for IA64 for rel. 11.31 , at least it will make sense:

http://docstore.mik.ua/manuals/hp-ux/en/5992-4165/ch02s01.html
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: filesysytem layout?

Oops , sorry . We have a link to meet your request I think: ignore my first post ..

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-5526/ch02s02.html?btnNext=next%A0%BB

Ibnelhaj Fouad
Occasional Advisor

Re: filesysytem layout?

Hello Fizan,

I would modify the default sizes for /stand and /
/ is only used for mount points and should not be used for data
/stand is for the kernel and you can regularly clean it with the command kconfig

As for the swap, it depends on your application need.
For the rest, I personnaly put do it this way:

/opt 10GB
/var 10GB
/usr 10GB
/tmp 5GB
/home 5GB

it never failed me.

Armin Kunaschik
Esteemed Contributor

Re: filesysytem layout?

It's no problem to choose the defaults for / and /stand. If you want to upgrade to 11.31, use the defaults of 11.31 which is 1GB for / and 1.8GB for /stand. Any more is waste of disk resources.
No application data should go into / for various reason. So don't plan to do so.

I can only think of one reason to have a bigger /. It's when you plan to have numerous (>50) volume groups on your system. In this case you need space in /etc/lvmconf for the volume group backups.

Swap size depends on your memory and installed application. The other filesystems are uncritical because you can resize them later. From my point of view don't grow any vg00 filesystem (except maybe swap) over 10GB.

My 2 cents,
Armin

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