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[Xen-users] Partition vs disk images

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Subject: [Xen-users] Partition vs disk images
From: "Rob Greene" <robgreene@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:13:28 -0500
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I realize this might be one of those religious topics, but is there any good rule of thumb as to how to setup storage for a Xen domU?  Without really knowing any better, I'm basically going to make a disk image of the OS and the create a 'data' partition on my raid 5 volume for each virtual machine. 

This is for use at home, so in reality it probably doesn't matter -- I just don't want to make any *really* stupid moves.  If you need it, general specs on the machine are: quad core, 8GB ram, a 160GB boot volume and then 4x320 raid5.  The 160GB will contain the disk images while the raid5 will be allocated for "data" (database, file server, myth, etc).

I guess I at least have a plan :-)  ... but I'd be interested in some experienced feedback.  Most of the stuff I've come across are how to do these tasks and not about planning.

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