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partitioning tips for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Roger Roman Jr
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I am preparing for a Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Migration to Small Business Server 2011. I already have the Migration Guide from Microsoft and have read it a few times.  

It does not hint to the best partition setup to install the server / logs / etc.

I have (1) 250GB Hard Drive for the OS and (4) 320GB Hard Drives in RAID 5 using 3Ware Controller.  My previous installation I had sbs 2003 R2 on a single drive and had all SQL databases along with Exchange database and all users shares on the RAID.  

Question #1: How many partition should I setup for the installation of the OS?

Question #2: Should I install the OS on the RAID 5 with a partition of 120GB or should it the OS be on a separate Hard Drive non-RAID?

Any other tips that others may have come across while performing this same migration.


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