Should I partition a new SBS install?
Posted on 2006-11-28
We're about to do our first-ever SBS install--and want to do it right, of course. This server will be running a mid-range accounting app and Exchange server. I've read info saying that you should set up 3 partitions--one for operating system, one for programs, and one for data. Is this really beneficial and worthwhile? If so, should I partition the drive as C:, D:, and E:? What ratios should I use for space allocation?
And in case this matters...this first install is for a small four-user office and will only have a single 80GB IDE hard drive (for now...and yes, I do realize this is not good!). But my next install will be for a 15-user office with a three drive RAID-5 setup. So I'm asking the above questions with these factors in mind, if they make a difference. TIA