I'm from the Solaris world and new to Linux (RedHat). In Solaris, file systems (like root, /opt, /usr/local, /export/home) are mounted on disk slices or partitions. As far as I have read in RedHat, partitions are for mounting different operating systems on the same machine.
To prevent a user home directory, or a log file from crashing the server by filling the harddrive, I would like to mount at least 5 partitions (OpsSys, user home directories, log files, web root directory, applications/servers). Then a run away file can fill up it's own partition without crashing the server.
Can this be done in RedHat? Is this an unusual disk structure for Linux? Thanks, Allan