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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 5:29:03 AM

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Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a c:
and d: partition? thanks in advance
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 2:26:39 PM

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You will definitely need at least two partitions, maybe more depending on
your number of hard drives. It is recommended that at a minimum you keep the
sysvol folder on a separate partition, preferably on a separate physical
drive. The AD database itself and the log files can also be separated if you
have enough disks.

"panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
> Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
> controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a c:
> and d: partition? thanks in advance
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 2:26:40 PM

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thanks Simon, we have two physical disks - so a good configuration might be
to have a c: and d: partition on one disk with sysvol on d: and setup raid1
mirror to the other disk. would you agree

"Simon Geary" wrote:

> You will definitely need at least two partitions, maybe more depending on
> your number of hard drives. It is recommended that at a minimum you keep the
> sysvol folder on a separate partition, preferably on a separate physical
> drive. The AD database itself and the log files can also be separated if you
> have enough disks.
>
> "panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
> > Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
> > controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a c:
> > and d: partition? thanks in advance
>
>
>
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Anonymous
January 4, 2005 4:01:57 PM

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If you thinking about Perf gains you won't get anything useful unless you
have separate spindles.

Regards,
/Jimmy
--
Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
---------- www.qadvice.com ----------


"panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
> Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
> controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a c:
> and d: partition? thanks in advance
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 4:01:58 PM

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we are not so concenred with performance at this stage just putting together
a recommend dc spec for our sites, we have two pysical scsi disks and raid1,
I think we will go with a c: partition of 7-10GB and the remainder of the
disk approx 20GB to d: with sysvol moved to d:


"Jimmy Andersson [MVP]" wrote:

> If you thinking about Perf gains you won't get anything useful unless you
> have separate spindles.
>
> Regards,
> /Jimmy
> --
> Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> ---------- www.qadvice.com ----------
>
>
> "panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
> > Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
> > controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a c:
> > and d: partition? thanks in advance
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 7:48:34 PM

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I recommend you to place the SYSVOL share at the operative system drive, and
place the database and the transaction logfiles on the separate drive
instead.

--
Regards
Christoffer Andersson
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
------------------------------------------------
http://www.chrisse.se - Active Directory Tips

"panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:6BE16A76-3297-44CF-9280-0222531F59D1@microsoft.com...
> we are not so concenred with performance at this stage just putting
> together
> a recommend dc spec for our sites, we have two pysical scsi disks and
> raid1,
> I think we will go with a c: partition of 7-10GB and the remainder of the
> disk approx 20GB to d: with sysvol moved to d:
>
>
> "Jimmy Andersson [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> If you thinking about Perf gains you won't get anything useful unless you
>> have separate spindles.
>>
>> Regards,
>> /Jimmy
>> --
>> Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
>> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
>> ---------- www.qadvice.com ----------
>>
>>
>> "panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
>> > Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
>> > controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a
>> > c:
>> > and d: partition? thanks in advance
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 7:48:35 PM

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Chriss is this purely for performance? using both drives will leave us
nothing for redundancy due to hardware failure.

thanks

"Chriss3 [MVP]" wrote:

> I recommend you to place the SYSVOL share at the operative system drive, and
> place the database and the transaction logfiles on the separate drive
> instead.
>
> --
> Regards
> Christoffer Andersson
> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
>
> No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
> ------------------------------------------------
> http://www.chrisse.se - Active Directory Tips
>
> "panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> skrev i meddelandet
> news:6BE16A76-3297-44CF-9280-0222531F59D1@microsoft.com...
> > we are not so concenred with performance at this stage just putting
> > together
> > a recommend dc spec for our sites, we have two pysical scsi disks and
> > raid1,
> > I think we will go with a c: partition of 7-10GB and the remainder of the
> > disk approx 20GB to d: with sysvol moved to d:
> >
> >
> > "Jimmy Andersson [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> If you thinking about Perf gains you won't get anything useful unless you
> >> have separate spindles.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> /Jimmy
> >> --
> >> Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
> >> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> >> ---------- www.qadvice.com ----------
> >>
> >>
> >> "panther3" <panther3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:D 9B5BF8E-1684-47F0-AAA4-847DF4525641@microsoft.com...
> >> > Is there any need to have more than one disk partition for a domain
> >> > controller, ie: should we use the entire disk as c: or should we have a
> >> > c:
> >> > and d: partition? thanks in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
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