How should hard drive be partitioned for Plesk Linux 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 -> 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 (for domains backups) as well as the
/usr/local/psa/PMM/tmp/ one (for full server backups) 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.conf file defines other directories used by Plesk.
On Debian and Ubuntu , Plesk files are located in
Currently supported operating systems for Plesk Onyx can be found on the product requirements page at Release Notes for Plesk Onyx for Linux Systems .