In the middle of building a server to replace a failed production server.
I have a Supermicro server board with an AMD Opteron and 4gb ecc registered memory with an LSI MEGARaid SAS9260-4I controller and 4 2TB hitachi 7200rpm SATA III drives.
I setup Virtual Drive 0 as RAID 1 (2tb x 2 disks).
I setup Virtual Drive 1 as RAID 1 (2tb x 2 disks).
By the way this is a database server. I chose what I chose because it was the right way to do it as far as setting up the RAID level I needed for the particular type of software that will be running on it.
The VD0 is the OS Server 2003 R2.
The VD1 will be used to store databases.
My question is: Is it worth it to create multiple partitions on VD1 for USER FILES, DATABASE, MISC STORAGE or just 1 giant partition and everything in folders?
I keep hearing it's safer to have separate partitions in case of NTFS errors, etc???
Please compare and contrast the pro's and con's of both methods, multiple partitions vs. single partition.