[PVE-User] Recommended root partition size

Eneko Lacunza elacunza at binovo.es
Mon Mar 26 16:27:01 CEST 2012


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


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