How should hard drive be partitioned for Plesk installation?
Plesk for Linux OS stores user data in the
/var directory, by default, so the partitioning should be set up as follows:
SWAP -> defer to recommendations from the OS vendor (usually RAMx2) /boot -> 128 MB / -> system + Plesk, updates. 5-10 GB should be enough /tmp -> 1GB (greater than 3 GB for Plesk 11.0 and later) /var -> the rest of the space (domains, mail, backups, and databases are stored there)
Note: it may vary. The
/usr/local/psa/tmp/ directory as well as the
/usr/local/psa/PMM/tmp/ one are used as a temporary placeholder for backups. For instance, when downloading a backup file via Plesk GUI, a temporary file with the same size is created in those locations.
Directories, that usually contain large amounts of data, include:
/srv/vhostson SuSE) - domains content
/var/qmail- mail configuration/content
/var/lib/mysql' - MySQL databases
/var/lib/psa/dumps- Plesk client/domain backups
/var/lib/pgsql/data- PostgresQL databases
/var/tomcat* - Tomcat applications
/var/lib/mailman- Mailman lists
/etc/psa/psa.conffile defines other directories used by Plesk.
On Debian and Ubuntu, Plesk files are located in
Currently supported operating systems can be found on the product requirements page at Release Notes for Plesk 12.0 for Linux Systems.