Server Partition question

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Subject: Server Partition question
Posted by:  Chris (Chr…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009

Back when I first got involved in IT and became certified in NT 4.0, the best
practice on servers was to have a system partition (C) and a data partition.
Over the last 10 years our standard size for the system partition has
continued to grow and grow, because so many third party applications will
only install on C.
Now as we are beginning to roll out Server 2008, we are re-evaluating if we
want to have multiple partitions on app servers or go to one large volume.
There are some cases where of course we will want to separate the
applications for performance such as SQL. But the majority of our app servers
are small 2 drive blade servers that do not require external storage and we
just use a mirrored pair of disks with a C and D. Eliminating D would be
easy, but it goes against our standards for the last 10 years.
I am looking for feedback on what others are doing for partitions using
local storage.
Thanks

Chris

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