Partitions

All our Instant server deployments use PXE installation and the MBR partitioning scheme. This partitioning scheme stores its data in the first sector of the disk, called the Master Boot Record.

MBR supports three types of partitions:

  • primary – the simplest type of partition. A disk can have zero to four primary partitions, one of which may be an extended partition.
  • extended – a special type of primary partition that serves as a placeholder for logical partitions. A disk may have at most one extended partition.
  • logical – partitions that reside within an extended partition.

You may specify the your preferred partioning scheme and setup when ordering Custom Dedicated or Remote Datacenter deployments.

Partitioning Schemes by Operating System

The following are the installation partitioning schemes for all installs for each instant OS offering we provide (If you are using software RAID, the partitions are slightly different than what is listed below):

AlmaLinux

  • 1GB /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • 1 Volume Group with 3 Logical Volumes
    • Recommended Swap Size
    • Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

CentOS

  • 1GB /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • 1 Volume Group with 3 Logical Volumes
    • Recommended Swap Size
    • Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Debian

  • 2GB /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • Recommended Swap Size
  • Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Rocky Linux

  • 1GB /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • 1 Volume Group with 3 Logical Volumes
    • Recommended Swap Size
    • Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Ubuntu

  • 2GB /boot, ext2 filesystem
  • Recommended Swap Size
  • Rest, /, ext4 filesystem

Windows

  • All one partition, NTFS filesystem

Custom Partitions

Custom and Remote server deployment's partitions can be specified when you order or receive your quote. After orders, you can customize any server's partitions by logging into the server BIOS via the IPMI Console.


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