[PVE-User] Recommended root partition size

Yılmaz Bilgili liste at yilmazbilgili.com
Mon Mar 26 16:49:02 CEST 2012

On 26-03-2012 17:27, Eneko Lacunza wrote:
> Hi Yilmaz,
>>> I am setting up a new PVE 2.0. I have total 600 GB of raid storage.
>>> 4*300GB raid 10 + 1*300GB hot spare.
>>> I will run 1 pfSense, 1 Windows 2008 + SQL, 1 Windows DC + File server
>>> as guest. (maybe +1 debian for back up purposes)
>>> If I go with setup defaults I have 410 GB of pve-data, 100 GB of root
>>> and others...
>>> Do I need 100 GB of root partition?
>>> How big you recommend?
>> What will I loose if I set root partition as 40 GB instead of 100?
> By default Proxmox uses root for container templates, ISO images and
> backups; but you can add new storages for such things from the GUI.
> We use 20 GB as root partition size in out Proxmox environment (1,5 TB
> of total storage in each server, about 25 VMs in dual-node cluster), and
> then configure storages in an external NAS for backups and ISOs (no vz
> containers in our setup).
> That has worked perfectly well for us.
> Hope this helps
> Eneko

Thank you very much for your reply.

I have an nfs share for iso and backup storage. So I dont need any space 
on root partition except log files. 20 GB is acceptable for this.


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