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Hi ee.  I am setting up a server for about 40 users.  I plan to use Sendmail and Samba.  I will add firewall later.   I have a tape drive and 2 40gb hard drives.  I would like to use raid1  what partions and sizes are best.    I was initially going to use only /boot , / , swap, and /home.  but a colleague suggested /tmp,  /var, etc.  

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You probably don't need a separate /tmp, but for a mail server you would want a separate /var. Given 40Gb drives in a RAID 1 and a user population of about 40 I'd do something like:

/boot     100Mb
/           7000Mb
/var    10000Mb
swap    2000Mb
/home  remainder (will be about 11Gb)

assuming that your users will be using IMAP for mail. If you are only going to use POP and won't allow anyone to "leave mail on the server" you could safely shrink /var to 5000Mb.
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Really greate responses guys.  Would it be safe to add a /samba about 10gb or will one of the above partitions house samba data and which one?
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Generally /home holds an individual users files

you may wish to make a 3 gb shared folder
it could be /samba
or you could place it in /home/samba/shared
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I'd store the Samba data in /home. By default each user's home dir will be available via Samba and if you need  any other Samba shares they could be created in /home also.
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