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Apr 6, 2010

I have a pc that has 500GB of hard disk space, I want to install centos and use it has a dev box for java/web applications. Keeping in mind the end us of the box, what partition structure makes the most sense?

I was thinking:

/ -- 150 GB*
/var -- 10 GB
/data -- 340 GB**

*Since there will be a bunch of apps i.e. apache, mysql, vsftpd, postfix, trac, samba, alfresco, and icescrum or agilefant

**For all other files i.e. java/war/jar files, svn directory, backups, samba share

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