Recommended Partition Sizes in Windows SBS 2003 and SBS2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by toprank, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. toprank

    toprank MDL Novice

    Feb 4, 2011
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    Hi all, we are wanting to install either SBS2003 or SBS2008 on our server, we have 3 x 500GB hard drives running in RAID 5, totalling around 999GB,

    How should we best partition this for either operating system?

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Depends what you else you might want to install on the server.
    40-50Gb would be probably well enough for OS & other bits (but I never used any of these flavours)
    Move swap to the larger partition & make sure you have spare HD available (if not hot spare iin the server, then at least on the shelf)

    sebus
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

    Jan 26, 2008
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    I was always advised to use four partitions with SBS.
    1. = OS
    2. = Swap/Page file
    3. = AD files
    4. = Data

    The sizes depended on how big the company was.