Having your MySQL data on a separate partition is important, why?
Having your MySQL data on a separate partition is important because when your root partition fills up and no space is left, your system won’t be able to boot and might crash when running, you then have to boot from a recovery disk to remove files before you can boot on your normal system again.
This is critical for servers that you can’t allow to be down for an hour or two!
The solution is easy, you just move your MySQL data to a separate partition, and this problem won’t occur any longer, the only thing that happens when you run out of space, is that the MySQL can’t write any new data to the database, which is better than the entire system crashing and being unable to boot.
In this guide i will show you how to make the changes needed to get this problem resolved. Continue reading →
Debian Linux (Wheezy) server is easy to install. It takes about half an hour, or two depending on what you need it for and how “special” your installation has to be. A standard installation with only one hard drive will take about 0,5-2 hours depending on your knowledge on Linux servers.
On this page I will guide you through how to do it, with screenshots and explanations on every single one.
I have choosen Debian Linux as my favorite Linux server distribution for the following reasons:
It’s light. It only got the stuff you need and nothing more, which gives you a really small footprint (Debian can run on a computer with less than 200 Megabytes of memory easily!
Updates are stable, no crossing fingers when updating the system hoping it will not break
If you ever have problems with Debian, it’s really easy to find a solutions just by Googling the problem.
It’s easy to use
I will in this guide install Debian server without any Desktop environment (no icons, no mouse. only a keyboard and a console screen) since this saves a LOT of resources (about 100-200 megabytes of memory) and the time it takes for the server to boot/startup. Continue reading →